You live here, so you got the calls. And the texts. And the e-mails.
Are you safe? Are you OK? Were you there? Is everybody in your family all right?
This was one of those days when you found out how many great friends you have. Worldwide, word spread that Boston — the Boston Marathon — was under attack, and folks from other corners of the country and the world reached out to find out how you and your family were doing.
More end to more innocence. One of our best days is forever tainted. The 117-year-old Boston Marathon will never be the same. The journey from Hopkinton to Boylston Street is now a 26.2-mile stretch of yellow police tape. Do not cross.
Somebody (or some group) bombed the Boston Marathon. Cowards attacked innocent men, women, and children on Patriots Day. At least three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy.
And there goes another piece of our freedom, another sacred and oh-so-local institution.
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