Avidly’s thoughts are with Boston and with all those who work to protect civic space (throughout the world) from violence and fear.
Consider donations on behalf of Boston’s neediest, who, in any tragedy, often suffer the most: Pine Street Inn or the Home for Little Wanderers.
Consider donations on behalf of Boston’s public spaces (there are many; here are just two): Friends of the Public Garden or Boston Museum of Fine Art
The Gurgling Cod‘s montage of Boston excellence.
On the Boston Marathon, its (new) scars, and the memory of Kathrine Switzer.
Patton Oswalt’s reminder.
Donate blood (now, or maybe in a month or two; it will still be needed).
Learn how to be, as one might say, “a helper.”
Inhabit and celebrate the public space around you.
Go for a run.
special thanks to Jonathan Beecher Field for recs on Boston area services.