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Mayoral candidates to speak on city youth and physical activity

Posted by Ryan Butler  October 8, 2013 03:32 PM

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Mayoral candidates Marty Walsh and John Connolly are both set to speak at Dorchester's Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center on Columbus Day.

The Mayoral Conversation event is called “Active Youth, Healthy Communities.”

Each candidate will speak about improving neighborhood-based opportunities for Boston’s youth so that they can effectively engage in healthy physical activity.

Walsh and Connolly will have the opportunity to briefly address the topic before opening up the floor to questions from parents and other community leaders in attendance.

Doors open for the public at 8:30 a.m. Walsh is expected to take the floor first at 9 a.m., followed by Connolly at 10 a.m.

There is off-street parking available directly in front of the Tennis Center. The address is 950 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester.

If you have questions regarding the event, email them to t.wiley@sportsmenstennisclub.org.

Ryan M. Butler covers Boston Public School athletics. He can be reached at butler.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @butler_globe or @BPSspts.

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