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Boylston Street opened to pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Wednesday, nine days after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. People continued to stop at the site and pay their respects to the victims who were killed and wounded by bombs allegedly planted on the sidewalk by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A memorial collection of flowers and posters dedicated to the victims was moved from the site to Copley Square.
The stretch of the street was a crime scene after last Monday’s tragedy. Throughout the past week, investigators collected remnants from the explosions and city officials assessed the safety of the surrounding buildings. The first bomb detonated in front of Marathon Sports and a second bomb went off about 100 yards away. The actual location of the first explosion was repaved with new cement and marked by orange construction cones.
Parking was restricted near the impacted areas on Wednesday, according to the Boston police.