Bruce Bolling, first black president of Boston City Council, dies at 67

9/11/2012, 3:34 p.m.

The Boston Globe reports:

Bruce Bolling, a prominent member of a Boston political family who became the first African-American president of the City Council, died this morning after a long struggle with prostate cancer.

He was 67. Last week Bolling saw his son start college at the University Massachusetts Dartmouth. Bolling fell ill the next day and return to the hospital. He died at home in Roxbury just before 1 a.m."

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