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Mayor Walsh Announces Plans To Offer Free Pre-K Citywide

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says his plans for the city include offering free pre-kindergarten citywide, creating good jobs in every neighborhood and investing in affordable housing.

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The Democrat delivered his third State of the City address Tuesday. He says he'll file legislation this week to offer free pre-kindergarten to every 4-year-old for the first time, funded by tourism taxes. He says an upcoming 10-year school plan contains a $1 billion investment in school buildings.

Walsh says these initiatives will ensure Boston "lifts everyone up as it rises."

Walsh announced Boston is bringing cutting-edge traffic light technology to its busiest streets and library services are returning to the Chinatown neighborhood.

Walsh says over three years Boston added 60,000 jobs, cut unemployment and tackled a housing shortage by building 19,000 homes.

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