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Felix Arroyo launches bid to be next Boston mayor

City councilor joins growing field to succeed Menino

The night before Councilor at Large Felix G. Arroyo launched his mayoral bid Tuesday, he honed his speech in the bedroom of his Jamaica Plain condominium before an audience of one who knows firsthand what a mayor sounds like: His wife, Jasmine Acevedo.

Acevedo is the daughter of Hector Luis ­Acevedo, who served eight years as mayor of San Juan, in Puerto Rico. A second-grade teacher in the Boston public schools, Jasmine Acevedo says she leaves politics to her husband, a two-term city councilor who would be the first Latino in Boston history to appear on a ballot in a mayoral election.

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