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Adrian Walker

The reckoning begins in Ashmont

By the time he was ready for work Tuesday, Jim Keefe had fielded calls from ABC, Fox News, and People magazine, among many outlets. They wanted him to talk about his friend and neighbor, Bill Richard.

Richard is, of course, the man whose 8-year-old son, Martin, was being mourned worldwide Tuesday after losing his life in the Boston Marathon attack Monday. His daughter and wife were also in the hospital being treated for horrific injuries, includ­ing an amputation.

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