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Milton to hold vigil tonight for local stabbing victim, marathon tragedy

Posted by Dave Eisenstadter  April 16, 2013 01:45 PM

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Rocked by a local act of violence and a regional tragedy in the past few days, Milton will hold a town vigil this evening at 7.

The vigil will be held at the gazebo in front of Town Hall at 525 Canton Ave. and will be led by Milton clergy to be an interfaith service, according to Milton Town Administrator Annemarie Fagan.

“It’s the world we live in,” Fagan commented sadly about the two recent incidents on Tuesday.

At about 10 p.m. on Sunday, former Milton High School student Jordan Baskin, 22, was fatally stabbed near his Hudson Street home. That was followed by Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.

The Milton Police Department, which responded to the marathon bombings as a part of a mutual aid arrangement, sought to reassure residents through its Facebook page on Tuesday.

“We have great confidence in our community. Stand tall and live your lives as you would each day,” the Tuesday morning post said. “Each and every patrol officer, detective, supervisor, and 911 operator is working very hard today to protect your freedom.”

The post received more than 100 "likes" in its first two hours and was shared by about a dozen Facebook users.

“Have faith, we were persevere,” the message concluded.

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