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Candidate Barros pledges an inclusive City Hall

John F. Barros launched his campaign for mayor Thursday in an intimate coffee shop in Roxbury, where roughly 60 people crammed around wooden tables, standing to hear his ­vision of an inclusive City Hall that pushes big ideas and places a premium on education.

Barros deliberately staged a low-key announcement in deference to the victims of last week’s Boston Marathon bombings, saying Boston is still “in mourning, remembering those who have left us and praying for those who are still healing.”

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