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Menino defends fire chief after criticism

Mayor Thomas M. Menino defended Boston’s fire chief Wednesday amid serious allegations from 13 deputy chiefs that Steve E. Abraira's response to the Marathon bombings was ­inadequate and that he avoids responsibility at fire scenes in general.

“As the mayor of the city of Boston, he’ll have a future while I’m here, 236 days,” said Menino, who will not be seeking reelection.

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