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Middle-schoolers to ride MBTA under new city budget

Mayor Martin J. Walsh overcame opposition Wednesday and narrowly passed his first budget, winning a slim majority in the City Council despite objections to a cost-cutting measure that will send seventh- and eighth-graders to school on MBTA buses and subways.

The City Council unanimously approved the operating budget for police, fire, and other municipal departments. But it voted, 7 to 6, to pass the school budget after several councilors raised safety concerns about 12- and 13-year-olds traveling to class by bus and subway.

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