Boston City Council approves hefty pay raise for police patrolmen

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The Boston City Council has approved a hefty pay raise for the city’s police patrolmen that city officials say will cost $87 million over six years.

The measure passed on a 12-0 vote. Councilor at Large John R. Connolly, who said in October during his unsuccessful race for mayor that he opposed the award, was not present for the vote.

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