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Ad barrage heats up in Boston’s mayoral race

The television air war is heating up in Boston’s wide-open race for mayor, as candidates jockey to distinguish themselves in the crowded field with just five weeks until the preliminary election.

One television advertisement features Councilor Rob Consalvo shooting baskets in a Celtics jersey before a crowd at a local park. Councilor at Large John R. Connolly released a 30-second spot Tuesday that praises his 2011 crusade in which he discovered expired food being served in school cafeterias.

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