There is extra security at the Bristol Fourth of July Parade this year in light of the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Mailboxes have been temporarily removed from the from of homes on Hope Street as the festivities begin. Trash barrels are also missing from this year's parade route, instead clear plastic bags hang along trees and pole on the two and a half mile route.
FBI, homeland security, state police and local police are also out in heavy force. Members of the joint terrorist task force are also on scene. areas that once had one police officer in the past now have three officers .
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