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The Boston Globe


Mayor Walsh, House at odds over later bar hours

Tensions between Mayor Martin J. Walsh and his former colleagues in the House appear to be escalating over the issue of late-night liquor licenses.

After some Boston lawmakers voiced opposition, House leaders last week stripped from a compromise budget with the Senate a provision that would have allowed 4 a.m. closing times for bars in Boston and some surrounding communities. Walsh had sought the later hours, calling it part of an effort to make the city more appealing to foreign travelers.

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