Debate over special elections heated — and complicated  

What’s fair to some is seen by others as a ‘thumb on the scale’  

WITH THE SUDDEN EXIT of the mayor of Lawrence and imminent expected departure of Boston’s mayor, officials in both communities have scrambled to head off special elections that are called for in their city charters and instead have a new mayor chosen in the regularly scheduled municipal election in November. They have cited everything from the(...)

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