• Community organizer Walczak plans Boston mayor bid


    BOSTON (AP) - Community organizer Bill Walczak is the seventh person to announce a bid for Boston mayor.

    Walczak told The Boston Globe on Saturday that he wants to make sure Boston "continues to be a great city."

    The 58-year-old Walczak co-founded the Codman Square Health Center in the city's Dorchester section in 1975. He is president and co-founder of the Codman Academy Charter Public School and vice president at Shawmut Design and Construction.

    Walczak says he has not yet fully developed a platform.

    Mayor Thomas Menino announced last month that he would not seek a sixth term. The other candidates are Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley; city councilors John R. Connolly and Rob Consalvo; state Rep. Martin J. Walsh; newspaper publisher Will Dorcena; and radio station co-founder Charles Clemons.

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