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Report finds many violate city's residency rule

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BOSTON ( -- A new report by the Boston Globe has found that multiple city leaders who are supposed to live within the city limits are violating the residency requirement and living in the suburbs.

Some city workers like firefighters and police officers are also required to live in Boston. But the Globe report found that 13 of 22 of the Boston Police Department's top leaders are living in the suburbs. Additionally, administrators in the city's technology department and Inspectional Services Department were also living outside the city limits.

In total, the Globe found 50 municipal workers who were flouting the residency requirement rule.

Last month, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh proposed a change in the rule that would waive the residency requirement for top city officials like department heads and the mayor's staff. After receiving backlash over the proposal, Walsh backed down and tweaked it, giving officials a year to move to the city after being appointed, instead of the current six months.

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