Just days after Boston mayoral candidate Martin J. Walsh swore off negative mailers sent on his behalf by outside groups, another piece of literature attacking his opponent John R. Connolly was dropped Tuesday in the mailboxes of some Boston voters.
The new piece of literature, a two-sided color mailer paid for with labor union money, calls Connolly a “son of privilege” and asserts that he “does not understand working-class people.”
The new mailer also mischaracterized Nativity Mission School, where Connolly taught for two years after college, as an “elite New York private school.”
The now-closed school was housed in a converted red-brick tenement, with three floors of classrooms and one floor of housing for teachers. The school focused on teaching at-risk black and Latino youth, primarily immigrants, and was funded largely by Jesuit donors.
Walsh, a former union president, had previously called such language out of line.
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