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Mayor Candidates Flock To Boston Caribbean Festival

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BOSTON (CBS) — This year’s Boston Caribbean Festival featured a spicy blend of music, food and mayoral politics.

With longtime Mayor Tom Menino stepping aside at City Hall, the politicians seeking to succeed him in the fall came out in force for Saturday’s Caribbean Festival in neighborhoods around Franklin Park. The candidates reached out to voters during the cultural event and many had supporters with campaigns signs marching in the festival’s dual parades.

Most of the candidates were on hand, including Felix Arroyo, John Barros, Charles Clemons, John Connolly, Robert Consalvo, Charlotte Golar Richie, Michael Ross, Martin Walsh and Charles Yancey.

The festival featured two parades: the Jouvert Parade kicked off Saturday morning on Morton Street and the Carnival Parade began on Martin Luther King Boulevard early in the afternoon.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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