Metro

City website will track residents’ weight loss

When Mayor Thomas M. Menino promised Tuesday night to help Boston residents collectively “shed a million pounds this year,’’ he was serious.

The Boston Public Health Commission will launch a citywide campaign this spring, inviting residents to log in to a website where they can record their starting weight and their goals and track their progress, executive director Barbara Ferrer said in an interview. The website will include a database of places people can go to exercise.

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