Community Columns

April 15, 2013

NEWCORN: Boston tragedy hurts close to home for Modestan

We see so much violence and hatred in the media these days that we are often numb to the newest incident. It’s not that we don’t care — we just can no longer absorb the seemingly never-ending barrage. Until the incident strikes at your heart. I sat in shock when I saw the explosions in Boston at the marathon finish line. And then I started to cry. Because this isn’t one more tragedy. Boston is my hometown. For years, I lived and worked just a few blocks from where the blasts occurred.

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