Boston’s two candidates for mayor pledged Wednesday night that their administrations would be more representative of the city, with about half of appointees being people of color. They also promised to bring jobs to struggling neighborhoods and to move aggressively to close the achievement gap between students.
In the third face-off of their campaign, state Representative Martin J. Walsh and Councilor at Large John R. Connolly sat beside each other, agreeing that there are too many inequities in communities of color, compared to the rest of the city.
Titled “Two Candidates, One Boston, Your Choice!” the debate, broadcast live on Boston Neighborhood Network Television, focused on issues affecting communities of color. It was added to the candidates’ schedule after some prodding by civil rights and community organizations, but no one needed to nudge the candidates to talk about issues of race and diversity Wednesday night. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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