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Moment of silence requested on Monday at 2:50 p.m.

Posted by Matt Pepin, BostonGlobe.com Staff  April 21, 2013 03:53 PM

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Massachusetts residents are asked to observe a moment of silence on Monday at 2:50 p.m., to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their families.

Bells will be rung throughout Boston and the state following the moment of silence.

Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino, Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick and The One Fund made the request Sunday through a release from Menino's press office. The One Fund was established to raise money for the victims.

On Monday, April 15, two bombs exploded at 2:50 p.m. near the Boston Marathon finish line, killing three and injuring nearly 200. An MIT police officer was killed Thursday in a confrontation believed to be with the bombing suspects, and an MBTA officer was injured in a shootout on Friday as police hunted for the suspects.

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