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The Boston Globe


Walsh enters race for Boston mayor

State Representative ­Martin J. Walsh, who as the son of Irish immigrants rose from the hard labor of construction to a position of power on Beacon Hill, formally ­announced Wednesday that he will be a candidate for mayor of Boston.

The prospect of Walsh’s candidacy has already been celebrated in the west of ­Ireland, where his photograph was splashed across the pages of a local paper that boasted of his ties to Connemara.

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