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Three in contest for governor striving hard for visibility

Bright skies belie the early spring chill as Joe Avellone, candidate for governor, makes his way down Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown with community activist Jack Kelly.

“Jack!” yells Betty Carrington, president of the Bunker Hill Tenants Task Force and a veteran of Boston politics known around the public housing development as “Big Mama.” She hugs Kelly tightly — then turns blankly to Avellone, who introduces himself as a candidate for the state’s top job.

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