Layout of the Parkman House

Running Boston from the Parkman House

Trying to run a city of more than 625,000 people while recovering after an eight-week hospital stay that requires two physical therapy sessions a day is difficult when your home is more than 12 miles away. Instead, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and his staff are doing most of that these days in the Parkman House mansion, transforming it into a temporary work and living space while Menino gets healthy.