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Items tagged "Cambridge": 15

List of mayors of affected town and cities

Digital copy of a list of mayors sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The names are written on a piece of paper, and perhaps mention potential recipients of the sender's letters.

Drawing and letter left at the Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a drawing left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Drawing is of MIT buildings, a sailboat on the Charles, and an MIT police car. Letter is written by "Diego Cardenal" and references the citywide lockdown.

"All who helped" poster left at the Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Poster bears the phrase "All who helped." Image in center is photo taken by Chris Pentacoff of "American flag" created by hackers on MIT's Green Building in the wake of the September 11th attacks. Many messages on poster include references to MIT, Many messages are…

Signed poster left at the Copley Square Memorial ("Tufts Medical Center" / MIT)

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. "Tufts Medical Center" written in large letters across top of the poster, but poster is also signed "from all of us at MIT." Image in center is photo taken by Chris Pentacoff of "American flag" created by hackers on MIT's Green Building in the wake of the September…

Beth Israel poster left at the Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Image in center is photo taken by Chris Pentacoff of "American flag" created by hackers on MIT's Green Building in the wake of the September 11th attacks. Many handwritten messages from the MIT community, among others. Sever…

Massachusetts General Hospital Poster left at the Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. The words "Massachusetts General Hospital" are written in large letters at the top of the poster. Image in center is photo taken by Chris Pentacoff of "American flag" created by hackers on MIT's Green Building in the wake of the September 11th attacks. Messages…

Boston Childrenʻs Hospital Poster left at the Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. The words "Boston Children's Hospital" are handwritten in large letters at the top of the poster. Image in center is photo taken by Chris Pentacoff of "American flag" created by hackers on MIT's Green Building in the wake of the September 11th attacks. Messages…

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I was not watching the marathon or watching television for that matter when the bombs went off. I found out about it indirectly when my niece texted me with the message saying she hoped I was not at the marathon. I didn’t know why she asked that but figured something was up and turned on the television and found out. I was shocked as anyone else…

I had just returned from France....

I had just returned from France the day before and due to the jet-lag I had just woken up. My mom called me downstairs asking to see the pictures I had posted to facebook from my trip. I stood behind my mom as she scrolled through her news feed to look for the pictures and as she kept scrolling, I noticed something strange on her news feed. I told…

I was pushing through a crowd...

I was pushing through a crowd (as I remember there was a fence making the sidewalk narrower than usual) with my mom, dad, and girlfriend in tow. My uncle was due, according to the clock to be crossing the finish line. I said, "He should be crossing right now!" Moments later, a violent boom shook the ground and a plume of smoke appeared above the…