Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will appear on the cover of the Aug. 3 edition of Rolling Stone magazine. The cover, which features a self-taken portrait of Tsarnaev sporting shaggy hair and a goatee, identifies him simply as “The Bomber,” while promising to explain “how a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster.”
I needed a break from watching the news so clearly I turned my attention to my cats. If you need to take your mind off things for a moment, tweet/instagram a picture or just check out some cat pictures with the hashtag #catsinlockdown, this is Lily :)
For anyone in the Boston area who hasn’t turned on the news yet there is a mass advisory to stay in your house, lock your doors, and not to open the door for anyone who isn’t an identifiable police officer. The T is shut down for the day and most businesses are closed.
One of the suspects is dead and the other is on the run. There was a shoot-out last night that killed one MIT security guard and seriously injured an MBTA employee.
Free Admission today at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a magical place tucked away in the Fenway area. If you have the day off I highly recommend checking it out.
Free Admission Wednesday, April 17
"We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that took place at the Boston Marathon Monday. Our thoughts go out to all those impacted. Understanding that museums can provide solace and peace during hardship, admission to the Gardner is free on Wednesday, April 17."
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
For taxis, ask for 25 Evans Way. Some GPS don’t yet recognize this address. Look for the large glass building.
Organizations are setting up sites useful for tracking down friends and family, donating blood, or finding out the latest news after the Boston Marathon tragedy. Read this article by Daniel Terdiman on CNET News.
In lieu of the recent events in Boston I will be temporarily using this blog mainly as a space for information, resources, inspiration, and of course humor, that will hopefully uplift. My office is around the corner from what happened so if anyone knows anybody that needs anything please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I’d also like to take a moment to mention my appreciation for the MBTA’s efforts and contribution during this trying time. My experience riding the T these past 2 days has been smooth and the effort to keep things moving along amongst the chaos is clear.