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Boston bars warm up locals during storm

This story was reported by Callum Borchers, Casey Ross, Michael B. Farrell, Jenifer B. McKim, and Robert Weisman and written by Borchers.

They became like sledding hills for grown-ups, places where unburdened workers and friends gathered to have a good time on a day when a powerful storm swept away many people’s daily responsibilities. Bars and restaurants throughout the Boston area were packed Friday with revelers who treated the approaching blizzard like a grade school snow day, except they sat on stools instead of toboggans and sipped pints of beer rather than mugs of cocoa.

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