FBI Hands Boylston Street Back to Boston

The FBI handed the Boston Marathon bombing crime scene on Boylston Street over to the City of Boston at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Mayor Thomas Menino received the American Flag that flew over the finish line.

According to a statement from the Mayor’s office, this will enable the City to commence its five-phase plan for re-opening the six blocks on Boylston Street, which have been cordoned off since the bombings, which took place one week ago.

The five-phase plan includes: 

  • Phase 1:  Decontamination and Testing
  • Phase 2:  Structural Building Assessments and Utility Coordination
  • Phase 3:  Debris Removal
  • Phase 4:  Internal Building Assessments
  • Phase 5:  Re-Entry, Communications, and Counseling

The ceremony took place in front of the Boston Public Library near to corner of Boylston Street and Exeter Street.  

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