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Roxbury in the spotlight in mayor’s race

Mix of pride, skepticism among voters

On a grassy Grove Hall lot littered with makeshift campaign signs, activist Joseph Chevalier handed out campaign literature and hope: The city is changing, he said. In the first open mayor’s race in a generation, Boston’s long-neglected inner city has become the political battleground.

“I just have to now find a way to get this energy and maintain it,” said Chevalier, a Malden property owner who recently moved his family to the Grove to work with city youth.

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