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'Boston strong' license plate coming to MA

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Gov. Deval Patrick signs the bill into law. Gov. Deval Patrick signs the bill into law.

Massachusetts drivers will soon be able to show they are Boston strong every time they take to the road.

Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill Friday morning creating a license plate that includes the phrase "Boston strong."

The specialty license plate will cost $50, with proceeds after administrative costs going to One Fund Boston to provide financial assistance to victims of the Boston marathon bombings.

"It's a marvelous gesture to acknowledge what we all went through, and a celebration of Boston strong is a tremendous celebration of community," Patrick said.

In addition to the words "Boston strong," the bill calls for the plate to include a design showing support for those most affected by the bombing.

State officials are working with the One Fund to create the design and fabrication of the plate.

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