Allan Appel file photo
Bill Dyson (Allan Appel file photo)

The road to a record ninth term cleared for Mayor John DeStefano Thursday, as former Bill Dyson announced he won’t mount a challenge to him this fall.

Dyson, a popular and outspoken Democrat who retired as state representative last year after 32 years in office, electrified the city’s sclerotic political scene in January when he revealed he was considering a run against DeStefano.

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