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Items tagged "Mass. Ave": 3

Tried to get as close to...

Tried to get as close to finish line as possible, but did not want to deal with the big crowds, so I stayed back a block or two. Very lucky I did. Heard the explosions and walked back to Mass Ave as quickly as possible to go to a bar where a TV would be on.

I heard a loud boom that...

I heard a loud boom that sounded like thunder that claps right above your house. I could feel it through the ground. My first thought was that a building had collapsed or maybe a facade had fallen like it did at Northeastern a few summers ago. People said that sounded like a bomb as well. Then I heard the second explosion which sounded very…

I was walking down Boylston to...

I was walking down Boylston to meet friend who fnished the race like 15 minutes before. I heard the 1st explosion & 2nd explosion, saw the plume of smoke rise into the air. I was wondering what it was — whether it was a canon or manhole. When people started running across the street & tipping over the silver fences lining the marathon route, I…