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The Boston Globe

Opinion

Joan Vennochi

Respect for Menino and the status quo

After an extended hospital stay, Mayor Tom Menino’s ability to pick up where he left off is a testament to the good will he has banked with Boston voters.

It’s also a testament to the lock Menino has on city politics — as well as to the power of the old-boy network when it comes to protecting its own interests.

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