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Opinion

TOM KEANE

New mayor could have job for life, too

I know it doesn’t feel that way right now, but we’ll get through this. Change is stressful; every psychologist will tell you so. The great traumas of our life don’t have to be tragic to be hard. Birth, marriage, or a new job: They scare us because they are unknown, because they plunge us into uncharted waters. Add to this list of traumas: a new mayor for Boston.

How, you might ask, can anyone replace Tom Menino? Actually — and not to take anything away from the man — quite readily. There are worthy successors out there, many of them. And the good news, for those of you who abhor change, is that once the choice is made, we’re likely set for a long, long while.

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