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Workers back, but in no way business as usual

Boylston Street was no longer a crime scene Tuesday, but it still felt that way to many business owners and employees who made a long, sad walk to workplaces that seemed frozen in time. Doors were tagged in green paint by authorities, either “OK” or “Locked.” Metal Marathon barricades were stacked like cord wood the length of Boylston.

For the first time in eight days, businesses and residents returned to the site of the bombings, most with trepidation.

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