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Walsh outlines broad goals, clear values to guide city

Mayor Martin Walsh came across as earnest, calm, and agenda-driven during his inauguration Monday in front of thousands of supporters and civic leaders at Boston College. Walsh, 46, made clear throughout his speech that his key concern upon entering office will be to ensure expanded economic and educational opportunities for “every person in every corner of our city.’’

Like so many Boston politicians before him, Walsh cited the vision of a “city upon a hill’’ used to great rhetorical effect by Puritan leader John Winthrop in a 1630 sermon. But Walsh put his own spin on the phrase, citing the need for Bostonians to stand together on Savin Hill, Bunker Hill, Jones Hill, Mission Hill, Eagle Hill, and other areas where many residents still struggle to find jobs.

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