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New name for Dudley Square? Voters may get to weigh in

Aug 29, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Mayor Martin J. Walsh's administration and City Councilor Kim Janey support a Dudley Square name ballot question.

City voters could weigh in this fall on whether to rename Dudley Square, one of Boston's most historic black neighborhoods, after local proponents of the change argued it is named for an enabler of the region's slave trade.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh's administration and City Councilor Kim Janey, who represents Roxbury, said Wednesday that they support putting a non-binding qu...