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A Boston Irish Donnybrook

By Irish Echo Staff

Boston’s next mayor will be Irish American, that much is certain

But whether it’s State Representative Marty Walsh or City Councilor John Connolly will be up to voters who will go to the polls in the mayoral general election on November 5.

Walsh and Connolly came tops of a record-sized field of candidates in Tuesday’s primary vote.

Walsh edged Connolly by 1,400 votes so the final sprint for City Hall looks like being a very close one.

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The winner will succeed outgoing mayor of twenty years, Thomas Menino.