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Bill Linehan appears headed to presidency of Boston City Council

Councilor Bill Linehan — who has represented South Boston, Chinatown, and the South End since 2007 — appears to have secured the presidency of the Boston City Council, according to an official with close knowledge of the votes.

Linehan, who did not respond to repeated requests for comment Monday, would succeed Stephen J. Murphy, who held the position for three terms, the maximum.

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