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'My city made me so proud': Mark Walhberg and Co. bring their 'Patriots Day' marathon bombing movie to Boston

'My city made me so proud': Mark Walhberg and Co. bring their 'Patriots Day' marathon bombing movie to Boston

Bostonians have long felt that Mark Wahlberg was one of their own. The actor often touts his Massachusetts roots, sharing stories of growing up in Boston’s blue-collar Dorchester neighborhood. He’s returned to the state numerous times to film movies like “The Fighter” and “Ted,” and he even started a burger chain here with his brothers.

But when Wahlberg announced his plans to make a movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, many locals weren’t happy with their hometown boy.

“So much for those Dorchester roots,” Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eileen McNamara

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