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Adrian Walker

State Senate seat may slip from Southie

Jack Hart — the genial South Boston Democrat who resigned last week — was a quiet force in the state Senate, not one to spark much controversy.

It’s ironic then that his exit may serve as catalyst for an election that could send sparks flying, if it ends up pitting South Boston against Dorchester. That, in turn, pits the city’s old political guard against its new reality.

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