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Racial harmony stressed by 2 new big-city mayors

In inaugural addresses, the new mayors of Boston and Philadelphia have called for better racial relations. Boston's Mayor Raymond Flynn, a former city councilor and state representative, promised to work toward "racial harmony" and to pay more attention to the ends of the city'sdiverse neighborhoods.

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In Philadelphia, W. Wilson Goode, the son of North Carolina sharecroppers, said his inauguration Monday as the first black mayor ofthe nation's fourth-largest city was "another step in ... a journey once thought impossible."

Mr. Goode succeeds former Mayor William Green, who did not seek re-election.

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