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THE PEOPLE SPEAK

Bostonians reflect on Menino’s tenure

From Hyde Park to East Boston, from ­corporate suites to gritty bus stops, ­Bostonians credited their five-term ­“urban mechanic” Thursday with fixing more than potholes in the past 20 years.

The city has become cleaner and safer under Mayor Thomas M. Menino, residents said, but has also changed in myriad ways that cannot be quantified by cold data, like inclusiveness, vibrancy, and optimism.

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