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"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 onefundboston.org 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 BoehnerGOP revolts multiply against retiring Ryan Can Jim Jordan become top House Republican? Tensions on immigration erupt in the House GOP MORE (R-Ohio) led a moment of silence on the House floor in honor of the victims of the bombing.