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Call for ‘shop-local’ effort Thursday

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The Watertown-Belmont Chamber of Commerce is encouraging community members to shop and eat at local businesses on Thursday, the day first responders will be honored by the town for their efforts in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. The chamber is hoping the shop-local campaign can help make up for profits that businesses lost when the area was on lockdown April 19, during the search and eventual capture of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He was found hiding in a boat behind a house on Franklin Street after a daylong manhunt. The recognition ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St. For more information, visit www.watertown-ma.gov.

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