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Amiable vs. edgy for council

Amiable vs. edgy for council

By Lawrence Harmon
Globe Columnist / February 13, 2011

VOTERS IN Roxbury got burned in their relationship with ousted city councilor Chuck Turner, who was sentenced last month to three years in prison for accepting a bribe and lying to the FBI. RoxVote, a civic engagement coalition, offered voters a way to move on last Tuesday by sponsoring a lively “speed dating’’ candidates’ night at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square.

Six candidates seeking to succeed Turner in the District 7 race lined up to impress the voters. At a prearranged signal, each sat down at an assigned table and fielded questions for 15 minutes from a dozen or more voters. At the buzzer, the candidates moved to the next occupied table until every voter had an opportunity to query every candidate.


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