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Boston last stood on the brink of sweeping change at City Hall in 1993, when “for sale” signs dotted tidy lawns in West Roxbury and front porches in Dorchester. Crime permeated many neighborhoods. Wounds lingered from decades of racial tumult.
That fall, voters in Boston did more than make Thomas M. Menino mayor. The electorate tapped seven new city councilors. It was a change election — a time to rethink what the city should be.
With the special US Senate race complete, focus now shifts to City Hall, as Boston faces another change election.