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FBI turns crime scene area on Boylston Street back over to Boston

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation turned Boylston Street back over to the City of Boston Monday.

The FBI presented Boston Mayor Tom Menino with a commemorative American flag that has flown at half-staff over the Boston Marathon finish line during a ceremony that occurred at Boylston Street and Exeter Street at 5 p.m.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis also attended the ceremony along with the Boston Officer of Emergency Management team and other federal authorities.

It means the city can begin preparing to reopen the six-block area that was cordoned off as a crime scene after two bombs killed three people and wounded at least 264 others a week ago.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino called businesses "heroes" for their help after the attacks as well as in the investigation. He says businesses on Boylston Street will be opening back up Wednesday.   

The official turnover will enable Boston to commence its five phase plan for re-opening the street, including: Phase 1 – Decontamination and testing, Phase 2 – Structural building assessments and utility coordination, Phase 3 – Debris removal, Phase 4 – Internal building assessments, and Phase 5 – Re-entry, communications, and counseling.

The memorial on Boylston Street will be moved to the Copley Square park area.

The Boston Police Department will return personal items secured at the scene that have not been retained as evidence by the FBI.

For more information or resources please log onto cityofboston.gov/oneboston or call our Mayor's Hotline at 617-635-4500.

Businesses affected can call or visit our Business Resource Center at the Park Plaza Hotel.

Anyone with counseling needs should contact the Mayor's Health Line at 617-534-5050.

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