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Boston’s Mayor Menino makes 5th term his last

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, awash in affection and a sense of his place in history, climbed to the stage Thursday at ­Faneuil Hall to confirm he would not seek a sixth term, illness having robbed him of the vigor necessary to be the kind of mayor he needed to be.

No longer, he said, did he possess the stamina to be the tireless neighborhood champion who for two decades drew his energy from the politics of ribbon cuttings, school plays, and chance meetings with residents.

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