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Facebook Status from April 20th 2013

Facebook status posted early on April 20th, 2013. After the lockdown was lifted, I went to my local bar in Allston, The Silhouette, to meet up with a friend (a journalist who had spent most of the day in Watertown). Minutes after arriving, we heard a caravan of police cars race down Brighton Avenue, sirens blaring as they raced to Watertown.…

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Facebook Status from April 19th, 2013

During the lockdown, I spent a lot of time texting with friends from out of town. This was something I wrote in a text that my friend Dan later posted to Facebook.

Facebook Status from April 19th, 2013

This was something I posted early on Friday morning, the day of the lockdown. It had been a long week and I had stayed up late the night before watching the news, so I was a bit frazzled.

Facebook Status from April 19th, 2013

I posted this message right after I woke up on the morning of the lockdown. I had just received an early text from Northeastern, informing students, faculty, and staff that campus was closed due the lockdown. While I had been up watching the news, I did not expect the lockdown. Because so many of my friends check Facebook regularly (especially…

Facebook Status from April 15th 2013

I put this message up at the end of the day on April 15th. I love Boston and have lived here for the past 11 years, moving here from Brooklyn (my home town) in 2003. Some of you may not be surprised to learn that some New Yorkers have strong opinions about Boston. Many of my friends and relatives in New York checked in on April 15th, since they…

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Facebook Status from April 15th, 2013

This was my first comment about the bombings on Facebook. My brother and I had just made it back to Allston, where we both lived at the time, after watching the marathon in Coolidge Corner. Our youngest brother, who lives in New Jersey, called me to check in: he was the one who told us what happened at the finish line.

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Stuffed animal from the Boston Marathon memorial at Copley Square.

Photograph of a stuffed bunny rabbit from the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Rabbit is wearing Boston apparel and holding a flag that says "We will finish the race." Underneath flag is a Facebook URL ("Facebook.com/Papillonblancstudio"). Sign that reads "President Obama's [obscured] We Will Finish" also attached to rabbit.

Facebook status update from Boston Public Library on April 25th, 2013 (Reopening)

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"This is a photo from yesterday, when we were able to once again open our Copley Square doors to all of you. Thank you for your patience, support, and good wishes during a challenging time. Following the tragic events of April 15, the people of Boston and beyond have responded with enormous courage, support, and…

Facebook status update from Boston Public Library on April 24th, 2013 (Courtyard concert)

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"If you're in Copley Square today, please join us for a special 12:30 p.m. concert in BPL's courtyard featuring one of New England Conservatory’s honors string quartets, the Gioviale Quartet. www.bpl.org."

Facebook status update from Boston Public Library on April 23rd, 2013 (Reopening Announcement)

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The Central Library in Copley Square will reopen at 10:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 24. Any overdue fines for materials due between April 13 and April 24 will be waived. Books and DVDs already on hold at the Central Library will have their pick-up dates extended until the end of the day on Monday, April 29.