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City Council election: Carrion bird waiting

Mike Ball analyzes Tuesday's vote:

... We have two newbies who may or may not make a difference. Connolly has solid ideas for funding, Council power, education and more. The new guy in Allston-Brighton, Mark Ciommo, has his own very specific to-do lists.

This certainly was no revolution. The old guard is still in those big old chairs.

Murphy does little and is not likely to start now. Flaherty is the carrion bird waiting, just waiting for his chance to become mayor. ...

Chris Lovett takes a look at turnout numbers in various parts of the city. Even high-turnout West Roxbury was down 25% over the past election, although the real collapse was in minority ares - turnout was down 58% around JP's Hyde Square.


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