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Politics

Council’s Ross joins Boston’s mayoral field

Speaks of inclusion and cites his heritage

City Councilor Michael P. Ross stood in a park overlooking Boston’s skyline Thursday and used a BlackBerry to announce via Twitter that he is running for mayor of the city.

The decision to launch his bid on social media sent a signal, Ross said, that his campaign would be different than the eight other candidates who had already jumped in the race.

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