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Letter to the City of Boston.

Digital copy of a letter sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The writer expresses "admiration, sorrow, and condolences to the people of Boston in dealing with the evil forces which marred the Boston Marathon." The writer notes that he "spent a very happy time in Boston in the 1980s."

Mike G's story

On the afternoon of Monday, April 15th, 2013, I was skipping class, enjoying the beautiful day and strolling down Boylston Street with my mother. We stopped at the food court at the Prudential Center to get a slice of pizza, since I had forgotten to eat lunch. We were watching for my father, who was on pace to finish the marathon just before 3pm.…

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MIT Strong - Joseph Azzarelli

This is my MIT Strong Boston Marathon team fundraising website. At the time of this submission, I was pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry here at MIT.

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From an MIT student….

The summer before the marathon, I worked EMS in the city of Cambridge. I made several good friends with paramedics and firefighters, many of whom I am still in contact with today. The night before the marathon, I made plans with one paramedic to go watch another friend (a firefighter) finish the marathon. We were going to meet in front of one of…

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Cross for Officer Sean Collier at memorial on M.I.T. campus

Cross posted at a memorial for M.I.T. Police Officer Sean Collier on M.I.T. campus.

M.I.T. Police Officer Sean A. Collier Square

Photo of sign naming campus square in honor of M.I.T. Police Officer Sean A. Collier.

"Collier Strong" sign posted by MIT Police on campus

"Collier Strong" sign posted by MIT Police, thanking the MIT community for their support. I saw this sign while visiting MIT for Preservation Week: it was in the entrance of the Ray and Maria Stata Center.

Copley Square Memorial cross for Sean Collier

Image of a memorial cross for Sean Collier left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square.

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…