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Edge to Connolly

Like two nervous novice boxers, Boston mayoral candidates John Connolly and Marty Walsh spent long rounds of Tuesday’s debate reluctant to engage with each other in a pointed or sharp way.

But when Connolly finally found his footing, he won the only memorable exchange of the evening — and with it the debate itself — by pointing out two recent instances where Walsh has put labor’s specific interests over the general interest of taxpayers.

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