Boston councilors approve budget after charged debate

11th-hour effort demanding changes to address race issues fails  

    AFTER MORE THAN two hours of debate, Boston city councilors approved a $3.61 billion budget for 2021, averting a showdown with Mayor Marty Walsh that some councilors deemed necessary to address urgent new priorities related to race and policing but others warned would set back progress that has been made and imperil the(...)

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