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Democratic Newton Mayor Setti Warren is the first popularly elected black mayor in Massachusetts. (Josh Reynolds/AP)
Democratic Newton Mayor Setti Warren is the first popularly elected black mayor in Massachusetts. (Josh Reynolds/AP)
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How much can a mayor do to tackle the growing challenge of income inequality?

The mayor of Newton, Setti Warren, has taken up the challenge in a big way. He's personally acquainted with it.

Newton is one of the more prosperous communities in greater Boston, and Setti Warren is raising his family in a house that he inherited from his father. But, he points out, it's a house that he could never afford to buy, which has helped influence his policies.

Setti Warren has been the mayor of Newton since 2010, and state Democratic leaders talk about him as a potential candidate for higher office one day, even governor of the Commonwealth.

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Setti Warren, mayor of Newton since 2010. He tweets @MayorWarren.

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The Boston Globe: Newton Mayor Targets Poverty Hidden In The Shadows

  • "Newton’s mayor, Setti Warren, is raising his family in a house he could never afford to buy, and that gnawing fact has helped set the agenda for his second term in office."

This segment aired on November 24, 2015.

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