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Mayor Menino leaving ‘the job I love’

Speaking poetically of the people and neighborhoods he had tried to help, Mayor Thomas M. Menino proclaimed his devotion to Boston today but said that, after a bout of serious illness last year, he would not seek reelection to the office he has held for two decades.

“I am here with the people I love, to tell the city I love, that I will leave the job that I love,” he told a crowd packed into historic Faneuil Hall.

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