Boston Beginning To Rebuild

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By Rory McCann 4-23-2013

Boston is trying to get back to normal…or at least the new normal.

The FBI has officially turned over the Marathon bombing crime scene to the City of Boston. To mark the transition, Mayor Thomas Menino received the American flag flown near the finish line in a ceremony that was held on Monday.

City officials are implementing a five-phase plan to reopen Copley Square and the surrounding six blocks included in the crime scene perimeter. Residents and business owners in the area were allowed to return today. The Copley Square MBTA station remains closed.

The memorial set up near the crime scene will be relocated to the Copley Square Park. Officials say there will be large message boards in the area. They will be available to the general public to share thoughts and feelings during the memorial’s temporary relocation.

There is no deadline set for Copley Square’s reopening, however, city officials say they will be keeping the public updated on the progress.