If you want a glimpse of just how hard Mayor Tom Menino has made it for his successor, tag along as candidates Marty Walsh and John Connolly meet with seniors.
At Cheriton Heights, a West Roxbury housing development Walsh visited on Monday, residents were upset about their cable bills. “And Comcast is all repeats,” said one woman. “They haven’t put any new shows on in a year and a half.”
“My mother pays $152 a month because she wants the Irish channel,” Walsh offered, before promising to lower her bills as mayor.
As Connolly spoke at the Nazzaro Center in the North End on Tuesday, one woman loudly expressed outrage about restaurants and rodents. (“The rats are this big!” she told him later, holding out her hands to the width of a cocker spaniel.)
“I’ll get rid of all the restaurants,” Connolly joked, to laughter. “I’ll shut ’em down!”
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