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John Barros to announce a bid for mayor of Boston

John F. Barros grew up off Dudley Street in Roxbury, the son of Cape Verdean immigrants, ­excelled in school, catapulted into the Ivy League, and landed in big business in Manhattan.

But then Barros returned to the urban streets of his childhood, where for more than a decade he has run the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, a well-known nonprofit that has helped revitalize Roxbury. In 2010, he became the first person of Cape Verdean descent to serve on the School Committee.

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