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Heroes of Marathon, Sandy Hook attacks honored at Faneuil Hall

Nine men and women who acted selflessly in the face of tragedy were honored at Faneuil Hall Thursday night at the Irish Heroes of New England Awards.

Boston Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh, son of immigrants from Galway, made an unscheduled appearance at the ceremony honoring police and firefighters who responded in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and Boston Marathon bombings, as well as citizens who worked to provide financial assistance to victims.

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