Boylston Street reopens after Boston Marathon bombings

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Boylston Street in the Back Bay on Tuesday, a day before it reopened to the public. Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

Authorities reopened Boylston St. overnight, less than nine days after the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 250 others.

The Copley MBTA station was also open for the first time since Marathon Monday.

Just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, the final barricades that had blocked off Boylston were removed.

Makeshift memorials that had stood at the barricades were moved to Copley Square. Plans for a permanent memorial are in the works.

Many businesses near the blasts remain boarded up. A large sign hung in the window of Marathon Sports, site of the first explosion.

“We all stand as one, and we will run again,” part of the sign read. “We are all Boston. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. We will reopen soon.”

Boston Police warned that parking restrictions in the area were still in effect.

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