Boston Profiles: Marathon Survivors, Tracy Morgan, Marty Walsh, Paul Wahlberg & more

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During my time working as editor of Panorama and Playbill magazines in Boston, I got the chance to interview some amazing people. Officer Dic Donohue was bouncing back strong after being injured in a shootout following the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Tracy Morgan was slightly grumpy — but still funny.

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was eloquent and approachable.

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Chef Paul Wahlberg was content to let his brothers have the spotlight.

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Red Sox backup catcher David Ross had recently signed a $6.2 million deal for the season.

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Brothers JP and Paul Norden — both of whom lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings — had just released a book to share their story.

Letters From Laramie.

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Shayla Roland, a fellow University of Mary Washington alum, took part in a special project at the historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. She visited the home of Matthew Shepard, the young gay man who was murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, and sifted through thousands of letters to put together a moving exhibition. Read about her in the UMW alumni magazine.