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Medford to honor Krystle Campbell with memorial garden

Last May, Mayor Michael J. McGlynn of Medford and his team thought they would honor Krystle Campbell, the Medford native killed by a bomb at the Boston Marathon, with a few park benches and a plaque bearing her name.

But on Friday, an emotional McGlynn stood beside Campbell’s father, Bill, and announced a $1 million plan, kept secret for nearly a year, to build a peace garden honoring the four people killed in the bombings and their aftermath, the injured, and the race itself. “Even in my dreams, I didn’t think it was going to be this much,” Bill Campbell said in a brief interview. “I’m just so happy.”

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