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Deval bows out
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Deval bows out
Deval Patrick ended his long-shot bid for the White House today after a single-digit showing in the key New Hampshire primary left him with a near-impossible pathway to victory.
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Mayor, housing advocates push for transfer fee
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Mayor, housing advocates push for transfer fee
Mayor Martin Walsh is supporting a real estate transfer tax proposal that could raise up to $170 million per year for affordable housing production.
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Hundreds turn out for Turner memorial
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Hundreds turn out for Turner memorial
A crowd in the hundreds packed into the RCC Media Arts Center for a three-hour memorial service for Chuck Turner.
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Boston’s most diverse city council ever is sworn in
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Boston’s most diverse city council ever is sworn in
Monday marked a historic precedent as four new Boston City Council members were sworn in at Faneuil Hall, forming the most diverse Council in the city’s history. 
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Chuck Turner dead at 79
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Chuck Turner dead at 79
Former City Councilor Chuck Turner died yesterday after a long fight with cancer. Turner, who was 79, worked for decades as a community organizer in Boston and served on the City Council from 1999 to 2010.
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It's Mejia in the at-large recount
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It's Mejia in the at-large recount
With just one vote separating Julia Mejia and Alejandra St. Guillen, the Boston Election Department called the election in favor of Mejia, bringing to a close a marathon, three-day recount process that saw dozens of volunteers, attorneys and city workers poring through the 67,011 ballots cast in the Nov. 7 election.
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Election Day over, one seat remains contested
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Election Day over, one seat remains contested
According to the city’s unofficial results, there was only a 10-vote difference separating the two candidates — Mejia garnered 22,464 votes as St. Guillen grabbed 22,454.
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Historic election changes face of council
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Historic election changes face of council
The shift in the balance of power on the Boston City Council will likely bring a different politics to the body.
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Get to know your city council candidates
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Get to know your city council candidates
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Race and politics mingle in Hyde Park
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Race and politics mingle in Hyde Park
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At-large candidates call for separate planning department, question exam school admissions
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At-large candidates call for separate planning department, question exam school admissions
Following a week of victory parties and media coverage, seven of the eight finalists for at-large City Council seats congregated for a candidate forum in Dorchester on Tuesday night. 
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Arroyo, St. Guillen among top vote-getters in preliminary
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Arroyo, St. Guillen among top vote-getters in preliminary
Preliminary voting suggests that next year’s council could be the first-ever with a majority of the 13 seats held by people of color.
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