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Piles of Sneakers, Rose Petals and Other Moving Memorials to Boston

From the city and beyond.

How Boston Magazine Put Together Its Striking Marathon Cover

The magazine collected and photographed dozens of shoes from runners, all while the city was on lock-down.

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Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

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Are 'Lockdowns' the New Standard?

There's a lot we still need to know about the strategic decisions that led authorities to shut down Boston for a manhunt.

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East Coast Cities at Risk in Future Tsunamis

If a major tsunami were to occur off the Atlantic coast, cities from New England to New Jersey could be hardest hit.

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The Psychology of a Citywide Lockdown

People around Boston didn't stay inside Friday because the city forced them to. And this distinction matters.

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'We Cannot Continue to Lock Down an Entire City'

Boston lifts its "shelter in place" order with the remaining suspect still at large.

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How Much Will the Boston Lockdown Cost?

The estimates at this early stage vary widely.

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Boston Is One of the Best Prepared U.S. Cities to Handle a Crisis

The city conducted vivid, citywide disaster simulations in 2011 and 2012.

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Cambridge, Mass.: A Refugee Magnet

29 percent of the city's population is foreign born.

Scenes From Inside a City on Lockdown

Boston area residents are holding their breath.

The Geography of the Boston Marathon Manhunt

Much of last night's action took place in Cambridge and Watertown, a western suburb of Boston.

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It's Almost Impossible to Put an Entire U.S. Metro Area on Lockdown

Boston area residents and business owners are being asked to "shelter in place" during this morning's manhunt. But what does that look like?

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Boston, Suburbs on Lockdown; a 'Terrifying Scene'

All transit has been suspended; residents urged to remain in their homes. Police are conducting a door-to-door manhunt for second bombing suspect.

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'Boston, You're My Home'

Makeshift memorials from around the city.

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What It Feels Like to Be a Boston Alum Right Now

There are millions of men and women wandering around America who spent the best years of their lives in this city.

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To Boston: Messages From People Who Know the City's Pain All Too Well

Notes of sympathy from Kabul, Afghanistan.

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The Shame of Boston's Wireless Woes

Shortly after Monday's bombings, cellular networks collapsed. The same thing happens every time there is a crisis in a large city.

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How Diverse Schools Could Help Fight the Worst Effects of Gentrification

Done right, they might enable "meaningful social interaction" between a neighborhood's new arrivals and its existing residents.