May 07, 2013
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Dina Rudick/Globe Staff
Marta Crilly, an assistant archivist for the City of Boston, worked carefully to separate hand-written paper mementos from other objects.
Dina Rudick/Globe staff
Katharine Lusk, an adviser to Mayor Menino, was among those removing items from the memorial early Tuesday.
City workers culled the makeshift memorial in Copley Square to remove fragile items so the keepsakes can be preserved.
City officials want to save posters and other items before rain blurs the ink and disintegrates the paper.