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Politics

Adrian Walker

John Barros takes the economic reins

John Barros spent part of his first day as Boston’s economic development director in Dudley Square with his new boss, Marty Walsh.

Tuesday afternoon they were touring the Ferdinand Building, which has been by turns a landmark and an eyesore. It is currently being restored to its former glory to serve as the future headquarters of the Boston School Department. On their way out, Mayor Walsh spotted a few construction workers from Building Pathways, the program he helped found to bring people of color into the building trades.

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