Signs of support throughout Somerville

photo 1It’s been said that true strength is shown when people can come together and rise during times of tragedy. And that’s what the community of Somerville did.

After yesterday’s unforeseen events at the Boston Marathon’s finish line, random acts of kindness and love were spread throughout Davis Square through chalked messages and free flowers.
(Photo on left shows a sign that reads: “FREE! Take one! Please have a nice day! Smile,” accompanied by flowers to take.)

Matt Veno, who was sitting in the square soaking in the sun, when he shared his thoughts on the situation.  “I don’t scare easily,” Veno admits. “I’ve never been worried about getting on trains or anything … until this morning.”

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Chalked messaged on trash can in Davis Square

Hours after the horrific double-bombing, panic-stricken online posters started spreading misinformation regarding possible undetected bombs in the area. One rumor suggested that there was a possible threat in Davis Square while another mentioned Cambridge. Fortunately, the Facebook posts weren’t true.

President Barack Obama said in a press conference last night, “Boston is a tough and resilient town. So are its people. I’m supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city.”

We already have. It starts with unity.

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