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Shirley Leung

Menino bet big on summer jobs

How did Tom Menino learn the meaning of hard work?

Maybe, just maybe, it was forged during the summer he spent at Bird & Sons crawling through a 2-by-2-foot opening to clean steam-generating furnaces at the Norwood roofing plant. It was a tough job for a stocky 15-year-old kid from Hyde Park.

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