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Calls, fliers give race for Boston mayor a tinge of negativity

The Boston mayoral campaign, marked during the preliminary election by a notable civility among its 12 contestants, has turned caustic in the race’s closing weeks, with phone calls floating negative messages against state Representative Martin J. Walsh hitting voters’ phones this week.

Those calls, which have been tied to a company with connections to Councilor at Large John R. Connolly, follow at least two negative fliers denouncing Connolly that were sent out by unions that support Walsh.

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