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Stick with MassLive.com and The Republican for continued updates as we follow the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 8:55 Mandy Hofmockel
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Tuesday April 16, 2013 8:55 Mandy Hofmockel
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From the University of Massachusetts-Boston:

"UMass Boston Alert: Campus is closed today, April 16, as law enforcement officials continue to investigate yesterday’s incident at the JFK Library. All daytime classes and events are cancelled, and the library is closed. A decision is forthcoming on whether evening classes and events will be held. Check back for updates."
Tuesday April 16, 2013 8:56 Mandy Hofmockel
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MassLive.com: 
The City of Boston this morning released a new map showing an expansive crime scene perimeter encompassing the sites of Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:01 MassLive.com
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Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:02 
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Mandy Hofmockel: 
From the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Twitter account:

"#MBTA: Service resumes today. Copley Station remains closed. Copley area bus route diversions. Check alerts: http://www.mbta.com/rider_tools/transit_updates/?ttype=bus&atype=alert&route=Bus&detail=9#alerts"
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:06 Mandy Hofmockel
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MassLive.com: 
This week in April marks the anniversary of several tragic incidents on American soil, all within a few days of each other, including Waco, Oklahoma City and Virginia Tech.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:07 MassLive.com
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MassLive.com: 
8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard loved to run. Read more.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:18 MassLive.com
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RT @CBSThisMorning: Boston bomb from runner's perspective. Watch: cbsn.ws/15cGWCT
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:21 CBSNews
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Mandy Hofmockel: 
From the Red Cross's Twitter account:

"Take care of yourself. We have a few tips for recovering emotionally from a disaster: http://www.redcross.org/find-help/disaster-recovery/recovering-emotionally #BostonMarathon"
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:24 Mandy Hofmockel
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Front page of @chicagotribune Sports showing love & support for Sox, Celtics, Bruins, Pats & Revs. (pic @JeffNuich) pic.twitter.com/Go56aJDD3J
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:25 BostonTweet
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The FBI is scheduled hold a 9:30 a.m. press conference, updating the public on the situation in Boston.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:28 Mandy Hofmockel
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From the New England Aquarium:

"In light of the Marathon tragedy, the Aquarium will be closed Tuesday, April 16."
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:31 Mandy Hofmockel
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From Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks on Twitter:

"I can't wait to put on my jersey today... I get to play for the strongest city out there. #BostonStrong"
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:40 Mandy Hofmockel
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Gov. Deval Patrick takes to the podium at this morning's press conference.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:40 Mandy Hofmockel
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Patrick calls marathon bombing an "act of terror."
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:41 Mandy Hofmockel
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Patrick: The FBI has taken charge of the investigation. There were no unexploded explosive devices found yesterday.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:42 Mandy Hofmockel
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Patrick: It's our hope that tomorrow we will organize an interfaith prayer service.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:42 Mandy Hofmockel
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Patrick: Everyone should expect continued heightened police presence.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:43 Mandy Hofmockel
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Boston Mayor Menino: This is a tragedy, but Boston is a strong city.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:44 Mandy Hofmockel
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Menino: As we gather here today with all our officials, let us say Boston will overcome.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:45 Mandy Hofmockel
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: The president is actively involved here and responding.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:46 Mandy Hofmockel
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FBI's Rick DesLauriers: This remains a very active investigation... There are no known additional threats.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:48 Mandy Hofmockel
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ATF: To dispel any rumors... we only have two devices that we are aware of (the ones that exploded at the marathon). The scene is going to take several days to process.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:51 Mandy Hofmockel
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U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz: There are so many moving parts to an investigation such as this... This is an active and ongoing investigation.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:53 Mandy Hofmockel
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Boston Police Department Commissioner Ed Davis: We secured the perimeter with members of the National Guard... I want to stress that the area around the crime scene, which yesterday was 15 blocks, has been shrunk down to about 12 blocks. We expect that that scene will go for another two days.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:55 Mandy Hofmockel
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Mass. State Police: You are going to see an enhanced presence from police.... There have to be hundreds if not thousands of photos/videos from the marathon's finish line that could be submitted.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 9:57 Mandy Hofmockel
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Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley: At this point the loss we have suffered has been enormous.... In the days and the weeks to come we will do our best to keep the public and the media appraised of the situation.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:00 Mandy Hofmockel
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FBI's Rick DesLauriers won't comment on the nature of the device or who might or might not be in custody.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:01 Mandy Hofmockel
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DesLauriers: We encourage the continued submission of photographic evidence.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:02 Mandy Hofmockel
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Davis: It's a basic investigative protocol for us to secure videos from the scene. There's a large number of them. It's our intention to go through every frame of every video.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:03 Mandy Hofmockel
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Davis: We want people to come and go. We want you to live your life. We want you to be vigilant.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:03 Mandy Hofmockel
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Davis: Forward your photos, but tell us when they were taken. Give us as much information as you can to help investigators move forward.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:04 Mandy Hofmockel
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Davis: We have 176 people that presented at area hospitals. 17 of those are critical. 3 fatalities.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:06 Mandy Hofmockel
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Davis: No one's in custody.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:06 Mandy Hofmockel
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DesLauriers: This will be a worldwide investigation... We will go to the ends of the earth.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:07 Mandy Hofmockel
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DesLauriers: We are interviewing a variety of witnesses in a variety of locations.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:07 Mandy Hofmockel
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DesLauriers: I was not aware of any threat information prior to the marathon.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:08 Mandy Hofmockel
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Menino: We have a city that's resilient... We need cooperation from the public... It's one incident that will not mark the city's history.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:09 Mandy Hofmockel
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Mass. General Hospital: There are a variety of sharp objects that we found in the patients... We removed nails. At this point, if I have my numbers right, we have performed four amputations. There are two more limbs that are at risk.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:15 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: As far as I know all of the patients are Americans.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:16 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: Most of the patients in intensive care are still intubated and cannot be interviewed.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:16 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: This bomb obviously was placed probably low on the ground.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:17 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: Most of the patients are conscious, but we do have patients who are medically sedated.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:18 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: We were very rapid in replacing the lost blood.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:18 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: I think that the first patients may actually be able to be released in a couple days, but it's may be too early to predict that.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:21 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: We absolutely had no problem with staffing.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:21 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: The medical community here at Mass. General responded in an amazing way.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:22 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: One of our physicians was actually running the marathon. He was dehydrated, but came in after he finished to offer his help.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:23 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: We keep on pushing forward. Thank god again we have endless resources.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:24 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: My opinion is that most of the fragments/shrapnel were in the bomb.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:26 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: We're working very closely with investigators and handing them whatever evidence we find.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:28 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: Most of the patients were calm. They were answering our questions.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:28 Mandy Hofmockel
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MGH: It is too early to say (if any of the patients are in danger of dying).
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:29 Mandy Hofmockel
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That was Dr. Velmahos, chief of trauma surgery at Mass. General, addressing the media.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:31 Mandy Hofmockel
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MassLive.com: 
Westfield Police Capt. Michael McCabe ran his personal best in the Boston Marathon Monday, a run that put him about 15 minutes ahead of the two horrific blasts that killed three and injured more than 140 at the finish line near Copley Square. Read more.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:32 MassLive.com
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U.S. Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL, was one of the thousands who had already crossed the finish line by the time the explosions took place. But Gomez, who along with the other candidates has suspended campaigning for the Senate seat vacated by John Kerry, said he missed the explosions by just a few minutes. Read more.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:46 MassLive.com
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Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, are ready to run the last mile of their 31st Boston Marathon.

As a tribute to those who lost their lives and as an example to those responsible for Monday’s bombing about the spirit and strength of America, the elder Hoyt says it would be an honor for them to finish the race one day. Read more.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:47 MassLive.com
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After the bombings at the Boston Marathon - an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of spectators and fans - people may be thinking differently about attending such events in the future.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:01 
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MassLive.com: 
Police and federal agents appealed to the public Tuesday for amateur video and photos that might yield clues to the Boston Marathon bombing as the chief FBI agent in Boston vowed "we will go to the ends of the Earth" to find whoever carried out the deadly attack. Read more.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:04 MassLive.com
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‘I don’t think he could do that,’ says roommate of Saudi Arabian man questioned in bombing
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:08 MassLive.com
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and wounded more than 170 people a "cruel act of terror." Read more.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:12 MassLive.com
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What do you think? Can security ever be guaranteed?
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:13 
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RT @NotifyBoston: RT tipline info. Call 1-800-CALL-FBI or email Boston@ic.fbi.gov. No tip too small. ow.ly/i/1U4JK #bostonmarathon
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:14 massgov
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Mandy Hofmockel: 
President Barack Obama is expected to address the media at about 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:19 Mandy Hofmockel
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Several online resources are available to help people deal with the emotional toll of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:21 
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Obama: This was a heinous and cowardly act... The FBI is now investigating it as an act of terrorism.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:31 Mandy Hofmockel
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Obama: It will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened, but we will find out.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:32 Mandy Hofmockel
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Obama: We respond evil... selflessly, compassionately, unafraid.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:33 Mandy Hofmockel
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Obama: If you see something suspicious, speak up.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:33 Mandy Hofmockel
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Obama: You can expect further briefings from our law enforcement officials as the day goes on.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:34 Mandy Hofmockel
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Massachusetts General Hospital's chief of trauma surgery says doctors removed "a variety of sharp objects," including pellets and nails, from the wounds of victims of the Boston Marathon explosions.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:36 
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In reflection of Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon that injured more than 170 people and killed three, President Barack Obama has ordered all flags at the White House and on public ground be flown at half-staff.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:37 
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Holyoke police sent their newly-reinstated K-9 unit to Boston to help in wake of the explosions.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:03 
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About 460 National Guard troops were on duty on Monday for the running of the Boston Marathon; all the troops went onto active duty to provide support in the wake of the bombings, said Gen. Scott Rice.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:04 
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“A lady offered me money, someone offered the use of their cell phone,” Boston Marathon runner Joanne Morin, of Canada, said.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:26 MassLive.com
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Doc: "A tragic event either separates you or it brings you together, and it clearly brought the city of Boston together.”
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:27 CelticsTown
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For every runner, there is a story. They were supposed to be stories of accomplishment and great physical achievement. Instead, they are stories of fear, panic and sadness. And yet, they know well, these are the stories of the lucky ones.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:30 
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Logan International Airport in Boston has heightened security the day after two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:42 
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Cindy Morse didn't get to see her friend cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Morse didn't get to see her friend receive a well-deserved medal for running all 26.2 miles of the Marathon. She didn't get to congratulate her friend who was running to raise money for juvenile diabetes for one of her students. She didn't get to see it because two explosions at the finish line abruptly halted what was a day of fun.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:42 
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A person briefed on the Boston Marathon investigation says the explosives were in 6-liter pressure cookers and placed in black duffel bags. Read more.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:43 MassLive.com
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Supporters planning to run Marathon route Sunday to show support. Students organizing 5-mile walk Friday bit.ly/110rrs2 #Boston
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:56 Steve Annear
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"My heart goes out to all Bostonians," writes MassLive.com reader rhymer.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:02 
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The father of a man injured in the Boston Marathon bombing says his son had both legs amputated.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:37 
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Peter Pan employees were reminded to report any suspicious people or vehicles at a transportation facility.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:38 
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Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:39 masslivenews
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A camera filmed the Boston Marathon finish line from just after noon-time, through Monday evening.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:51 
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No one with direct connections to the Red Sox on-field team was affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy, but the Sox are a large organization and some of its family was affected.
Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:52 
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Head of @MassStatePolice was nearly home in Westfield when he heard news of #BostonMarathon bombing. bit.ly/11e2Sbu
Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:59 masslivenews
 
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