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As Marty Walsh leaves, Boston councilors reintroduce tear gas ordinance he vetoed

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City Councilors are taking another crack at limiting the Boston Police Department's usage of tear gas and rubber bullets - a proposal Mayor Martin Walsh vetoed two months ago, but acting-mayor-in-waiting Kim Janey voted for.
City Councilors Andrea Campbell and Ricardo Arroyo have reintroduced their proposal to cut down on what they deem a “Kinetic Impact Projectile or a Chemical Crowd Control Agent.” That includes the likes of tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets - though it only applies to people “engaged in a protest, demonstration, or other gathering of any kind involving more than...
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Possible Boston mayoral candidate John Barros departing economic development post

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Boston economic development chief John Barros, who's expected to run for mayor, has resigned his post.
Barros submitted his letter of resignation, and his last day is Friday, according to the city.
He's thought to be gearing up for a run for the open mayoral seat. A source familiar with his deliberations said he's getting close to making a decision.
Barros, who spent 13 years as executive director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, previously ran for mayor in 2013, finishing near the back of the pack in that race. But the winner, Mayor Martin Walsh, made Barros his economic...
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