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‘Ghost bikes’ are haunting reminders of dead cyclists

On a break from his job at the Gillette plant, Stephen Torci paused at a memorial for a killed cyclist, where a “ghost bike” stood in tribute.

He didn’t know the woman who had died in last week’s accident, an Irish native named Tanya Connolly, 37. . But amid the midday bustle of West Broadway, the lone white bike called for a moment of reflection.

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