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Newton's mayor asks for 28% raise

As tax vote nears, timing of request raises eyebrows

David Cohen has not had a salary increase since he was elected, but his request couldn't come at a dicier time politically. David Cohen has not had a salary increase since he was elected, but his request couldn't come at a dicier time politically. (Justine Hunt/Globe Staff/file)
By Rachana Rathi
Globe Staff / May 7, 2008

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A day after Mayor David Cohen of Newton warned that his city might close library branches, reduce the police force, and cut services to seniors if voters reject a property tax increase, he released a budget proposal that requests a 28 percent salary increase for himself. (Full article: 774 words)

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