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Menino takes what could be a last stand

Sidelined by injury and pushed out of the spotlight by the race to replace him, Mayor Thomas M. Menino stormed back into public view this week with characteristic bully pulpit belligerence, sending a not-so-subtle message that even as he slides into his final days in office, he remains fully in charge.

Thundering from a podium and jabbing the air with his hand, he looked like the furious Menino of old, not a lame duck readying for retirement.

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