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Mayor Dan Rivera To Lawrence, One Year After Disaster: 'Keep Fighting'

by Joe Mathieu, WGBH

It's been one year since gas explosions rocked the communities of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. Since then, most of the physical damage from the explosions has been repaired, but Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera says the psychological and emotional damage is still fresh, especially as Lawrence moves to honor 18-year-old Leonel Rondon, who was killed as a result of the disaster. WGBH Morning Edition Host Joe Mathieu sat down with Rivera to talk about how the city's recovery. The transcript below has been edited for clarity.

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