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April 16, 2013

Boston aquarium, colleges close after explosions

BOSTON (AP) — One of Boston's most popular attractions and at least two colleges in the city are closed for the day in response to the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

The New England Aquarium closed Tuesday out of respect for the victims of the explosions Monday that killed three and injured more than 140. Vice President Jan Wolfson says management decided closing for the day was "the appropriate thing to do" in light of the tragedy.

The aquarium is expected to open as normal Wednesday.

With public school children on vacation, this is one of the aquarium's busiest weeks of the year.

Emerson College and the Berklee School of Music are also closed.

Berklee President Roger Brown said the school was closing to "help law enforcement professionals to do their jobs."

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