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Menino, on upswing at last, breaks leg during fall

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, whose un­relenting health woes prompted him to ­announce two weeks ago that he would not seek reelection, broke a bone in his right leg Friday and will undergo surgery.

The 70-year-old Menino had seemed buoyant in recent weeks, at peace with his decision to leave office and living at home again in Readville after five months in hospitals and the Parkman House, a city-owned mansion with an elevator where he had convalesced ­after a serious illness.

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