Boston Mayor Menino Launches Transition Blog

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is marking the final 100 days of his administration by launching NextBoston, a blog intended to smooth the transition for his successor and the city.

Menino says in a video posted on the blog that went live Saturday that his team is working hard to make the transition as smooth as possible:

He says his goal is to ensure the city doesn't miss a step as his 20-year term at City Hall ends on Jan. 6.

Aides say the blog is a departure from the practice of outgoing administrations giving their successors a bound book listing departments and their functions.

The Menino administration plans to present the transition information in a way that is engaging, straightforward and, at times, humorous and fun.

Menino promises his successor that "We will always have your back."

This article was originally published on September 28, 2013.

This program aired on September 28, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.


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