First Take: Boston’s ‘calm island’ shattered

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

In the Athens of America, on a holiday that marks the beginning of U.S. independence, at the sporting event almost every Bostonian looks forward to, on the day that winter unofficially becomes spring, blasts shattered another American community’s sense of safety…

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“We’ve been a calm island in a sea of trouble. We think of this as something that happens somewhere else. And now it’s happened here.”

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