John O’Toole’s fingerprints can be found on nearly every major civic improvement in Dorchester: the Neponset River bike path; the Irish heritage festival; greater access to neighborhood schools; anti-crime partnerships with the Boston Police; resistance to pernicious land uses; and support for a Cape Verdean health center. He makes a convincing case that his volunteer activities, focusing on neighborhood stability, have served as an effective training ground for the District 3 City Council seat.
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