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Rival parades don’t have to be separated by street sweepers

The legal battles over the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston took another turn Wednesday in federal court, with organizers of the traditional parade and a veterans group planning a second march along the same route squaring off over street sweepers.

A federal judge dealt a partial victory to the group Veterans for Peace, which is planning its third consecutive alternative march because ­organizers of the traditional parade on Sunday, the Allied War Veterans Council of South ­Boston, have excluded them.

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