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Adrian Walker

A mayoral election is also an opportunity

The excitement was palpable at my polling place Tuesday morning, and not just because one of the finalists for mayor lives in my neighborhood. Election Day in Boston is kind of like Christmas morning. Everything is new and filled with hope and promise.

And now we arrive at the day after. We turned a page Tuesday. We elected a new mayor for the first time in 20 years. But that’s not all we did. We gave ourselves a chance to start over, to rethink a few things. Here is some early direction for Marty Walsh.

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