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Mayor Menino announces First Night plans

Calling it “a new day for First Night,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino on Thursday unveiled the highlights of Boston’s cherished New Year’s Eve festival, once thought to be in jeopardy when the longtime organizer folded in June.

At a press conference that gave the outgoing mayor a chance to provide one more sweeping gesture for his city, Menino promised a “bigger and better” ringing in of 2014 and said he never considered canceling the event.

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