Boston Looks to Get Back to Normal, One Week after Bombings
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) — After a long week of bombings, gunfights, lockdowns, and terror, folks in Boston started the week looking for a fresh start.
As our capital city returned to some normalcy Monday, folks just tried to focus on the positives.
For the first time in many days, the rhythm of the city has returned.
People, cars honking, everything you associate with Boston is here and something else, a sense that life, though greatly changed, goes on.
The streets and sidewalks are full once again. The pace of a city returning to status quo: busy.
“It’s good to see everybody out again,” says Eric Omyechesule of Boston.
Today, for the first time in a week, the terror that grips the city has receded, replaced by people heading back to work, but not quote back to business as usual.
“I mean I’m just trying to stay positive and focus on good things. I don’t think we’ll ever fully get back, but we’re recovering,” adds Andrea Silva of Everett.
Brandy McCabe of Boston notes, “It’s still very sad. It’s good to see people out and about. It is very surreal.”
At the corner of Bolyston and Berkeley, not far from the finish line, this crowd stands in front of a makeshift memorial honoring the victims and standing testament to the city’s resilience.
And yet another sign, Boston is on the road to recovery. Officials say the six block area around the bomb site may re-open to the public by mid-week.
“Boston is very resilient. We’ll get through it. It’s going to be okay,” says Pat Corryell of Boston.
This year by sign, summing it up perfectly. “Boston doesn’t blink. 2014 strict training starts today.”