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