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Boston Residents React To News Menino Won’t Seek A 6th Term

Boston residents react to the news that, after 20 years, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
will not run for reelection.

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Shawn Bresnee
53, Downtown Boston, IT analyst

“I do think it’s time for someone new. You know, someone fresh, to get some new ideas running around.”

 

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Lynette Taylor
39, Dorchester, surgical technician

“It saddens me to see that he’s going to step down.”

 

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Tom Blesner
70, East Boston, retired

“I didn’t think he was gonna leave City Hall until he leaves feet first.”

 

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Dorothy Gates
62, Dorchester, hair stylist

“I think he’s tried like heck to cut back on crime. I think that was one of his major accomplishments.”

 

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Valjeanne Currie
60, Roslindale, pharmacy tech

“He’s always looked out for the elderly, and I’m not too far from being elderly! So, I think that’s a good thing. I like that.”

 

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Keelan Sanford
20, Roxbury, works at Chipotle

“It’s amazing cause he’s been mayor since I’ve been born.”

 

As Mayor Menino embarks on his last few months as mayor of Boston, we’re asking area residents to share their memories of the longest-serving mayor in Boston’s history. Share your stories and photos here.

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