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Reaching out: Boston’s all­-stars

Many Bostonians shared a common experience last week as long-lost friends called, texted, and e-mailed to make sure they were safe after the Marathon bombings. The city as a whole got a similarly unexpected and touching message from one of its former stars: Mo Vaughn, the Sox slugger from the ’90s, who took out an ad in this newspaper to honor Boston’s heroes and offer his support.

“As a former Major League Baseball player, I spent 8 years playing in the greatest sports town in the country,” Vaughn’s ad began, and ended with the words “Boston will march on.”

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