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opinion | Marcela García

Fiercely reshaping an adopted home

For those who weren’t born here, there’s no telling when one will feel like a true Bostonian. For some it’s their first day in the city — and for others it can take many years before one feels it’s truly home.

For Euz Azevedo, that moment came well before Patriots Day this year, when terrorists exploded two bombs on Boylston Street, the second in front of his restaurant, Forum. Azevedo, who had come here from Brazil to go to college almost 15 years ago, suddenly was thrust into the spotlight, his fledgling restaurant a landmark for the violence and he himself a symbol for Boston’s fighting spirit as he vowed to reopen as quickly as possible.

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