For two of the leading candidates, the question of who can best tackle the city’s lingering crime problems was front and center on Thursday.
For State Rep. Marty Walsh, crime is important.
He represents some of the city’s most troubles neighborhoods.
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He says the city’s lingering crime problems demand more preventative measures.
“We certainly need more opportunities for young people, we need more program for kids with drug and alcohol addictions and also we have to keep your young people in school so they have an opportunity to get a future,” Walsh said.
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley was sounding an almost identical theme as he worked the midday Bingo game at this East Boston church.
“They end up dropping out of school and then they turn to guns and gangs and violence "
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