Boston Wins by a Landslide

A black takes the mayoral primary in a racially scarred city

Each of the two candidates lives with his large family in the rough Boston neighborhood where he was born and raised. Both started their political careers at the grass roots, and spent most of the past decade serving in the Massachusetts state legislature. And in this year's keenly contested election for mayor, the two men were politically the most leftward in the race, both running on a promise to shift money and urban-planning energies away from glamorous downtown and harbor-front development toward rebuilding...

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