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”I miss hitting every event, ribbon cutting, new homeowner dinner,” Menino said as he announced he will not seek reelection in Faneuil Hall.
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“Over the past few months, I have been weighing my own place in Boston’s bright future,” Menino said.
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Menino was hospitalized for eight weeks late last year, and said his health was holding him back from his frequent visits to neighborhoods.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino with his wife, Angela, to his right.
Audience members reacted to Menino’s announcement that he will not run.
Governor Deval Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley, and US Representatives Michael E. Capuano and Stephen Lynch applauded Menino.
Menino said he “will be very proud if I have changed our city in some ways that last.”
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Menino greeted an old friend at Faneuil Hall, Jerry Quinn, former owner of The Kells in Allston.
Menino and his wife, Angela Menino, arrived at Faneuil Hall for his official announcement.
“Boston’s neighborhoods are thriving as they never have,” Menino said.
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Menino spoke with his emotional granddaughter Olivia Fenton in his office after he informed his staff of his decision.
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Menino (left) let staff members, including the police commissioner and the corporation counsel, know he will not seek reelection.
Menino left his Hyde Park home Thursday morning.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino spoke to reporters before leaving his Hyde Park home.
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