Boston is recovering and the security is very tight. We went to the Castle, near city hall, to get our daughter's medal and her bag of clothes. There were many unclaimed bags there, and HUHusker had asked if thy were victims or those who left town--I think both. Boston will carry on and the perpetrators have lost. Period.
Update from Logan Airport. Put daughter on Jet Blue just now, and everyone was very helpful. She was given express boarding "just because" at no cost, and not charged for drinks at two places in Cambridge either. Bostonians are a welcoming bunch and getting through this with their Yankee spirit intact.
I came in from the beach in Grand Cayman and saw all the guests and some employees huddle around the lobby TV's and then the caption along the bottom ran of what happened. I'm so very glad to hear you and your family were all as well as could be expected after such an experience as this. Yes,Boston is a great city and will get through with their spirit as you say.