Political Notes: Off & Running

Other political developments:

> Boston's Mayor John Collins, 46, formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to succeed Republican Leverett Saltonstall, 73, who is retiring from the U.S. Senate at year's end. Collins became mayor in 1960 by beating a strong Democratic rival backed by John F. Kennedy, has proved a tough, untainted administrator. His principal challenger at the June 10 Democratic nominating convention will be Endicott ("Chub") Peabody, 46, who was beaten in his primary bid for re-election as Governor two years ago, and has since taken elocution lessons to...

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