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On the air

Across Boston, thousands riveted to broadcast of interfaith service

While throngs of people packed the pews of Boston’s ­Cathedral of the Holy Cross for Thursday morning’s interfaith service, thousands more crowded around televisions, radios, and computer screens across the city to listen to clergy, the mayor, the governor, and the president offer comfort to a hurting city.

In the South End, where police and Secret Service cordoned off the blocks surrounding the cathedral on Washington Street, much of the neighborhood tuned in to the proceedings.

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