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DOT DAY: Brown and Warren marching in parade and more

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be making her first appearance in the annual Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday, where she'll be joined by her chief rival Scott Brown.

Warren will be marching in the third division, while Brown will be in the chief marshal's division. (It's customary for incumbents to march ahead of challengers.)

The two are hardly strangers to Dorchester: Both have featured the neighborhood in their television ads.

Elected officials in between their two divisions include state Sen. Jack Hart, state Rep. Marty Walsh, state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, state Rep. Nick Collins, state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, City Council President Stephen Murphy, City Councillor At-Large John Connolly, City Councillor Tito Jackson and City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley. That's according to the roster provided by the Dorchester Day Parade Committee, and it's subject to change.

Dorchester Day also means an extra-thick edition Dorchester Reporter. Politically-tinged highlights from this week's edition:

-- Lunch with Mayor Thomas Menino, with talk about schools and youth jobs on the agenda. (For the curious: The mayor had an eggplant sandwich with mushrooms, cheese and peppers.)

-- Chris Lovett's fascinating look at the Dorchester real estate market.

-- Ten questions for the ‘Mayor’ of Dorchester, Katie Hurley.

-- Bill Forry talks to Joel Abrams, who's stepping down as head of the Dorchester House in August.