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Heavy security readied for Esplanade on 4th

Bomb detection steps, troopers at celebration

More than a dozen extra bomb squad officers are coming into Boston from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. State Police have spent the last two days sealing manhole covers and removing trash bins, trying to close off any places where someone could hide a bomb. And there will be twice as many troopers as last year guarding the events around July 4 in Boston.

The measures are part of a stepped-up security effort being put in place for the city’s Independence Day spectacle, the biggest event to take place in Boston since the April 15 Marathon bombings.

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