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At groundbreaking, speculation on Menino’s political future

Mayor Thomas M. Menino made his first public appearance in East Boston Monday since an eight-week hospitalization put him of the public eye, amid talk about his health and a potential sixth term in office.

“This is my coming-out party,” Menino joked after walking to the podium, with the aid of a cane, as other elected officials and community members greeted him with a standing ovation.

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