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Lantigua concedes Lawrence race

Will abide by recount, but vows to continue working for residents

Mayor William Lantigua of Lawrence accepted defeat Monday in the deeply divided city’s mayoral race, two days after losing a recount to rival Daniel Rivera by 81 votes.

Lantigua, the state’s first Latino mayor, said he will clear the way for a smooth transition in the mostly Latino city of 77,000. He said he called Rivera to congratulate him and urged his supporters to back the mayor-elect.

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