Bostonians take back their town

As Celtics and Knicks return to the Hub, Boylston Street is back in business

Updated: April 26, 2013, 3:57 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Beneath the storefront window, people had placed flowers, American flags, stuffed animals and the image of Jesus Christ. Pedestrians were taking cellphone pictures of the memorial and a conspicuous block of smooth cement under a lamppost, the spot where the bombers turned Marathon Sports into ground zero on Boylston Street.

It was Thursday evening, and the place had reopened for business only a few hours earlier. The blood-soaked carpeting had been ripped ...

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