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Brookline Police step up patrols in bombing aftermath

Posted by Brock Parker  April 16, 2013 02:36 PM

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Brookline Police have stepped up patrols around local religious institutions in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The marathon travels along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Tuesday afternoon Brookline Police said they have also responded to 21 calls about suspicious activity, packages or vehicles in town. Police said each report has been checked and deemed non hazardous.

Several police officers are out on bike patrols, and extra attention is being paid to local schools. Brookline Police Lt. Phillip Harrington said the department is also in constant contact with Boston’s Unified Command Center and the Boston Regional Intelligence Center to receive current information.

Tonight, Temple Ohabie Shalom at 1187 Beacon Street, which is on the marathon route, will hold a healing service to mourn those who were lost and pray for those in need of healing. The service starts at 6 p.m., and for security purposes the temple is asking those attending not to bring bags or purses, which will be subject to search.

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