"Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick are humbled by the support shown by the public and the business community, and they continue to encourage everyone to visit to make a donation to help the victims of this tragedy," said a statement released Monday by the mayor's office.

The president also observed a moment of silence in the Oval Office one week after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in December. Last week, House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner4 reasons Mike Pompeo will succeed at Foggy Bottom The misunderstood reason Congress can’t get its job done GOP sees McCarthy moving up — if GOP loses the House MORE (R-Ohio) led a moment of silence on the House floor in honor of the victims of the bombing.