Kevin Brown sees the same faces again and again: Pilgrims come to Copley Square to pray, to light candles, to sing in English and in languages he doesn’t understand.
Brown, 59, has tended the Marathon bombing memorial since Boylston Street reopened last week, and even as he meets hundreds of new visitors every day, he takes special comfort in shaking hands and sharing a few words with a returning cast of mourners who come regularly to pay their respects. “I never thought it would be as big as it is, and it’s still growing,” he said
While city officials say it is still too soon to talk about plans for a permanent memorial, the temporary location showed no signs of fading. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.