“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world.”—Mister Rogers
UPDATED INFORMATION ON EXPLOSIONS IN BOSTON 5:40PM EST
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DO NOT USE YOUR MOBILE PHONES IF YOU ARE DOWNTOWN. IT COULD SET OFF OTHER DEVICES.
So far there have been three explosions; two near the finish line in Copley and one near the JFK Library (which may or may not be related to the other two explosions). Stay off Beacon Street.
The train is not functioning inbound towards Government Center but the outbound trains are working to get people out of downtown.
Mass General and Brigham are the most active hospitals right now. If you or someone you know needs help, get him/her there immediately.
Relatives of people who may be missing in the area can call the mayor’s hotline at 617-635-4500.
Anyone who has information about the bombings or saw anything suspicious can call 1-800-494-TIPS.
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