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Items tagged "Hereford Street": 9

View from Hereford St

I shot the attached video from very near the corner of Hereford and Boylston where I was watching the race with two of my kids and two of my friends' kids. My wife was running with her friend and they had just reached Kenmore at the time of the explosions. Her friend's husband had just passed us and made the turn on to Boylston. It was these two…

Nearing Boylston on Hereford, within moments...

Nearing Boylston on Hereford, within moments of both explosions, I saw dark smoke in the air, and a sense of dread washed over me. At that moment a woman with reddish hair pulled back, her face flush behind a mask of freckles sprinting and screaming there were dead bodies all over the road came SPRINTING at us hysterically announcing the…

My wife and I were standing...

My wife and I were standing on the 2nd floor of an office building on Newbury St and Hereford St. We heard a low pressurized thud and felt the vibration through the floors twice (a gap of about 10 seconds) My friend and I looked out the window and saw nothingout of the ordinary- runners still going by on Hereford St, spectators still cheering.…

I was watching on Hereford street...

I was watching on Hereford street with my parents, because it was a nice location right before the runners turn on Boylston towards the finish line. We were originally going to watch on Exeter and Boylston, however at the last moment I suggested Hereford. As we were turning to go home, we heard the first bomb. We thought a speaker had gone out, or…

We were waiting for our friend...

We were waiting for our friend to take a right on Hereford..she was about a 1/2 mile back when we heard the first explosion. We all were looking at one another with confused expressions. Thunder?? Then the second. Police started mobilizing and then the sirens began. My girlfriend asked a nearby cop what was going on and he staunchly yelled, "bombs…

I was walking home from cheering...

I was walking home from cheering a friend on at Comm and Hereford when I heard the first explosion. My initial reaction was that the stands at the finish line had collapsed--it sounded like a huge ton of metal had fallen from the sky. I started walking towards Boylston to see what had happened when I hear the second explosion and started to see…

I was near the end of...

I was near the end of Hereford St. When I heard the explosions and saw the smoke. The police stopped all the runners while police, fire, and emergency vehicles roared past. I saw some injured and bloody people walking towards us on Boylston. I got separated from my two friends that I had been running with. I found out latter that evening that they…

The corner of Hereford and Boylston...

The corner of Hereford and Boylston is where runners make that last turn onto the final stretch of the most famous 26.2 mile run in the world. Two young girls stood next to me with a sign, "Beat Oprah" and her time of 4:14:54. I was bothered by the three policeman in front of me, blocking my view. I was there to cheer on the runners. I wanted to…

I was actually down at the...

I was actually down at the intersection of Hereford and Newbury, where the runners were crossing from Comm Ave to Boylston. I got up on the lip of a light post to get a better view and a couple minutes later I heard something that sounded like a mac truck fall over, followed by the same sound again. People looked around wondering what it was but…