Menino called key to East Boston hopes
Neighborhood is due the same focus other areas have seen, residents say
Mayor Thomas M. Menino envisions an East Boston waterfront that is again thriving, alive with new homes, shops, restaurants, and public spaces. His recent proposal to revitalize the waterfront is drawing a largely enthusiastic response from residents, though some question its timing. If anyone can spur real growth here, many believe, it’s the city’s powerful, longest-serving mayor.