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By Scott Roberto / February 27, 12:00 AM
Skirmish in the Streets
Photo: Martha Marsden

Can an anniversary be sad and yet triumphant at the same time? Such is the case with the Commemoration and Reenactment of the Boston Massacre that takes place on the 247th anniversary of the infamous events of March 5, 1770. Today regarded as the true beginning of the American Revolution, the incident in question involved the death of five Bostonians who were shot dead or fatally wounded by British soldiers who were in town to help control an increasingly restless populace angry at unfair tax policies and the presence of thousands of extra redcoats who were trying to enforce them. History buffs can witness what happened before and during the clash, played out in the actual location outside the Old State House, on March 4 from 7–8 p.m.

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