No matter who succeeds Mayor Tom Menino, it’s going to feel like a revolution.
After a while, a city tends to mold itself around a mayor’s personality. For good and ill, Boston has been reshaped around Menino’s. And this has had profound effects because his has been the most personal of tenures. That has been his immense strength among the many residents who have met him, and rightly love him. And it has been his weakness when it comes to the big picture.