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  Super-progressive tilt on the council?   Brooks Sutherland at the Herald reports that this year’s crowded city council elections in Boston could tilt the already progressive leaning council further leftward. The story is also accompanied by a full list of all the candidates vying for council seats this year.  
  And is Michelle Wu already Boston’s mayor-in-waiting?   Speaking of the city council: Is she running? Rachael Allen at the Atlantic gives Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu the deep-dive profile treatment and the upshot seems to be that she’s poised to run and become the city’s first non-white male mayor if she wants to go for it. While noting times she has stood up to Mayor Marty Walsh and listing her political insider credentials, Allen notes that Wu is still the youngest member of the council and is –gasp — not originally from Boston. For her part, Wu continues to generate headlines. On Monday, she filed a proposal to have the city collect a fee for residential parking permits for the first time, Lisa Kashinsky reports at the Herald.  
    Confirmed: Stop & Shop agreement seen as a win for workers   The Globe’s Katie Johnston has a good story about who won and lost in the aftermath of the 11-day Stop & Shop strike. Though the union did make some key concessions, Johnston notes workers achieved their main wage-and-benefit goals. Meanwhile, CBS Boston reports that employees returned to work yesterday. Their first order of business: Restocking shelves. Cody Shepard at Wicked Local reports on a store re-opening in Whitman, where at least one shopper missed her Boar’s Head deli meat.     Bernie said what about the Boston Marathon bomber?   CNN hosted multiple “town halls” yesterday in New Hampshire – and U.S. Bernie Sanders stole the collective show with his pronouncement that prison inmates should be allowed to vote, even “terrible people” like the Boston Marathon bomber. The Herald’s Lisa Kashinsky and the New York Times are all over the story. The Globe’s James Pindell has the four main takeaways from the CNN town halls.