Massachusetts: Crowded Field

Even before the roistering days of James Michael Curley, Boston was not noted for the sobriety of its politics.

Last week, however, even old city hall hands were blinking a bit as the 1967 mayoralty campaign got under way. No fewer than 23 candidates showed at the elections department to pick up filing papers for a Sept. 26 preliminary run off, including an Oxford-educated Brahmin, a mother of six, a blind man, a city councilman named lannella and an ex-con named lannello, a man named Mines and another named Hynes. There were...

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