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Menino gives final major speech as Boston’s mayor

Lays out challenges ahead, expresses confidence in Walsh

A wistful but upbeat Mayor Thomas M. Menino outlined the biggest challenges facing his successor as he delivered the final major speech Tuesday of his 20-year administration at Boston City Hall.

In an address laced with sentimentality and humor, Menino trumpeted five-terms’ worth of accomplishments, talked about the transition to Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh, and offered his assessment of the trials ahead.

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