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Hometown Comfort raises money for bombing victims

After a month of planning and with help from about 100 volunteers, Dorchester residents gathered Sunday to paint, eat, and raise money for the Marathon bombing victims in a daylong event they called Hometown Comfort.

Planning the event provided an outlet for neighborhood residents, some of whom know the family of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old from the Ashmont Adams neighborhood who was killed in the bombings. Others were shaken by the attacks, and then cooped up in their homes when officials urged residents to stay indoors as police searched for one of the bombing suspects in Watertown.

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