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Bill Walczak jumps into race for Boston mayor

Organizer joins the growing field

Longtime community organizer Bill Walczak gathered two dozen friends, family members, and close business advisers in the living room of his Savin Hill home Saturday morning so they could deal him a dose of tough love and hard questions, and perhaps sway him from a mayoral run.

Instead, their enthusiastic support sealed the decision: He is entering the race for Boston mayor, Walczak said in a phone interview Saturday afternoon.

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