Murderer or Martin Sweeney lackey? This, alas, is your choice for city council

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The voters in Cleveland’s Ward 6 narrowed their choices for a new City Council member down to two on Tuesday, and boy are the options tempting. Underdog John Boyd is a convicted murderer, and front-runner Mamie Mitchell is supported by Council President Martin Sweeney, Cleveland's leading sexual harasser. Let’s think about this for a minute. Ward 6 is a neighborhood that could really use a good rep. It includes the posh Cleveland Clinic and Little Italy, as well as some of the most desolate areas in the city, like Fairfax and Buckeye-Woodland. Residents are desperate for jobs, little old ladies complain they’re being pushed out of their homes by the Clinic’s expansion, and no one’s particularly happy about the new juvvie center being built on a contaminated site...

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