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Newton mayor out in front on tax hike

Mayor Setti Warren chatted with guests at an intimate wine-and-cheese gathering at a home in Newton’s Oak Hill section earlier this month to sell his plan for an $11.4 million tax increase.

The next day, he was in front of the Newton-­Needham Chamber of Commerce, trying to gain the business organization’s endorsement of his proposal to raise property taxes to pay for schools, roads, buildings and teachers.

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