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Important Resources for Those Affected by Yesterday's Marathon

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Bostonians and visitors may be in need of some resources and outlets following yesterday's two explosions at the finishing stretch of the Boston Marathon and the shockwave it sent through our city and beyond. Here are some crucial phone numbers and websites to aid recovery of the event:

Boylston is closed from Berkeley Street down to Massachusetts Avenue. The crime scene parameters are defined above and the FBI has taken over the investigation.

Let people know your whereabouts.

Google's Person Finder is connecting friends and families.

For visitors or residents in need of a place to stay, Boston.com set up a Google doc of volunteers and Air BnB is waiving all fees.

Newbury Street is open to cars.

The city has opened the Park Plaza Castle as an information center. Details here.

The Red Cross does not need blood donations now, but will in the future.

The MBTA is running normally, with expected delays for bag checks, but Copley Station on the Green Line is closed indefinitely.

Call the Mayor's Hotline at 617-635-4500.

FBI is looking for tips. No detail is too small. 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3.

Follow the Boston Police Department and the City of Boston on Twitter: @Boston_Police, @NotifyBoston. Let us know if we are missing any major resources: boston@racked.com.