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Mourners turn street corner into makeshift memorial

Six-year-old Alexa Darian, one hand clutching a balloon animal, used the other Thursday to craft a simple message at the intersection of Boylston and Berkeley streets. Slowly, carefully, she used large, dark script to write: “We love you so much!”

The Winthrop child, bent almost to the ground, pushed the message toward a makeshift memorial growing by the minute, an eclectic collection of crosses, candles, teddy bears, medals, running shoes, and hundreds of other personalized items that reflect a common sorrow.

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