POLITICAL NOTES: Till Death Us Do Part

With a fine St. Patrick's Day flourish, Boston's four-time Mayor James M. Curley last week confirmed an open secret: he will be a candidate for re-election next November. It is simply a matter of civic duty, said the 76-year-old Jim Curley, who kept right on bossing the city when he was sent to prison for mail fraud in 1947. "I have been mayor in four crises and have overcome what appeared insuperable obstacles and know that I can do it again."

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