BankBoston Corp. is throwing its weight into the battle for automated teller machine surcharging rights-and setting off political sparks in its home state of Massachusetts.

BankBoston has joined Fleet Financial Group, also Boston-based, in the pro-surcharge camp. They are at odds with a strongly liberal, pro-consumer climate that has made Massachusetts one of the rare places where virtually all ATM access remains free even to people without accounts at the ATM- owning bank.

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