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Items tagged "Charles River": 3

Drawing from Cedar Ridge High School

Digital copy of a drawing sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. This drawing features the skyline of Boston and the Charles River.

I opened the front door of...

I opened the front door of my building just as I heard and felt the second blast. I asked, "What was that?" assuming it was a cannon. Then I saw smoke, saw people running, heard screaming. A cop yelled, "Move! Move now!" and gestured away from Boylston, towards the river. There were runners and spectators, crying and panicked, rushing down…

We were standing outside the Cactus...

We were standing outside the Cactus Club and heard the two explosions but did not assume right away that they were bombs. It sounded like the celebratory cannon at the Patriots games. After a minute we started seeing smoke and people were yelling. We went inside the restaurant until we realized we should get out of the area. We walked to the…