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Boston offers assistance to businesses impacted by marathon bombings

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BOSTON ( -- Insurance experts are being made available to Back Bay businesses and residents impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino has announced that beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, the city's Business and Resident Assistance Center will be staffed with insurance experts to help with insurance-related questions and claims.

"We recognize that the insurance claims process for businesses may be complicated, so we are pulling together the best possible resources to help businesses and residents with these important issues," said the mayor.

The city says affected businesses are represented by over 30 insurers. More than 50-percent of those affected have business interruption services, but there is a wide variance in deductibles and covered losses.

The mayor's office says ensuring the stability of businesses in the Back Bay is a "crucial piece of Boston's recovery from the Marathon Day tragedies."

While some businesses sustained extensive damage in the blasts that killed three and injured more than 200, others located in the Boylston Street crime scene were forced to remain closed for days as law enforcement investigated.

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