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Walsh puts Fire Department back in familiar hands

Mayor names longtime official as new commissioner

The new leader of Boston’s storied but embattled Fire Department pledged Monday to restructure the management of the agency, improve the department’s dwindling diversity, and boost morale among the ranks of firefighters.

Joseph E. Finn, a three-decade department veteran, vowed to build on the strongest ideas from two earlier critical reports that urged major improvements in operations, management, and morale.

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