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Menino Readies For 18th State Of The City

On Tuesday night Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will deliver his 18th State of the City address.

Reached by phone on Monday, Menino said he will use part of his speech to look back at accomplishments from last year.

"We believe that in 2010 that we made a lot of progress in public education and job opportunities in the city of Boston, and even with the homicide rate, our violent crime numbers are down," Menino said.

Menino will also lay out what he hopes to accomplish in 2011, including more economic development.

The mayor also wants more authority over the unions to control city employees' health care costs.

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This program aired on January 11, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Monica Brady-Myerov Twitter Reporter
Monica Brady-Myerov was formerly a report in WBUR's newsroom.

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