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Walsh wins first round

Felix Arroyo would have been happy to talk to Marty Walsh on the phone the other night. They needed to discuss whether Arroyo was willing to endorse him for mayor, but the conversation did not need to be in person.

Walsh is “a finalist for mayor, and he doesn't have time to meet with everyone, especially at the end of a long day of campaigning,” said Arroyo, his former rival. “But he said, ‘Look, just come over.’ I went to his house at 10:30 with my papers on poverty and the achievement gap, and I didn’t leave until 12:30. It was a great conversation. He didn’t even ask whether I would support him. We just talked.”

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