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City Council candidates square off on police contract, casino

Four of the eight candidates seeking a spot on the Boston City Council squared off Monday over whether they would consider shutting firehouses to save money, whether the council should vote soon on the controversial police contract, and whether the Nov. 5 referendum on an East Boston casino should proceed as scheduled.

The debate, streamed live on, featured Jack F. Kelly III, former neighborhood coordinator; Jeffrey Michael Ross, immigration lawyer who ran for state Senate in 2007; Michelle Wu, former staffer on Elizabeth Warren’s 2012 campaign; and Councilor At Large Stephen J. Murphy, who has seeking a ninth term.

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