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Amherst resident Alessandra Mucci-Ramos stuck in Boston after visit

Amherst resident Alessandra Mucci-Ramos went to visit her children in Somerville Thursday and woke this morning to find that she would not be able to head back to western Massachuesetts as she had planned.

“Now I’m stuck here in their house,” she said.

She and her sons, Matteo and Lorenzo Ramos-Mucci, were in downtown Boston Thursday night and headed back to the home of her sons in Somerville on the subway. “There were so many police on the subway, we thought something was going on,” she said. “But we went home and didn’t hear anything.”

She turned on the news this morning and saw she wouldn’t be leaving anytime soon. “I hope I can go home tonight, but Watertown is on our way to the Mass. Pike,” she said.

Her son, Lorenzo, works in a Mass. General Hospital laboratory and she said he needs to feed his lab mice sometime today. She said he was considering riding his bike to the lab, but she is worried it might not be safe.

“We need to know when we can go out,” she said.

Mucci-Ramos said it’s bizarre to see the area mostly deserted because of the lockdown, and yet some stores in the area are open and the homeless people who regularly sit in the sun on Summer Street are in their usual spot.

“What’s really incredible is thinking that it’s not just Somerville, but also Cambridge and all of Boston,” she said. “It’s millions of people.”

Rebecca Everett can be reached at reverett@gazettenet.com.

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