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‘Rock star’ Menino had a profound impact, staffers say

Loyal staff of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, whose decision not to seek a sixth term is reverberating around the city today, said he had not only led the city, he had fostered their careers and had a profound impact on their lives.

“When I met him, I was a security guard right in this building. He kept telling me, ‘You can do more,’” Transportation Commissioner Thomas J. Tinlin said at City Hall. “Not that there’s anything wrong with being a security guard, but you can do more. Within 48 hours of him being elected, he called me and said, ‘Now, what are you gonna do?’”

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