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Walsh, Connolly focus on safety

It has become a common refrain after bouts of violence in Boston’s neighborhoods: Mayor Thomas M. Menino, while denouncing the crime and the criminal, has sought to reassure residents that the city as a whole remains safe, with a declining crime rate.

But the two men looking to replace him in January are speaking differently about crime, arguing that the city has been divided into those neighborhoods where gun violence is rare and those where shootings and murders feel commonplace.

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