This has been a historic week for our city. Now that the election night celebrations are over, the balloons and confetti swept up, the bright lights and the cameras turned off, here we are, absorbing the news that we have the first new mayor-elect in a generation.
It has been an honor to serve this great city and to be at this turning point, soon to become Boston’s former mayor. These transitions are never easy — it is certainly emotional for me. They are filled with excitement and uncertainty for everyone. The expectations are sky-high. I don’t see this anticipation changing any time soon, but one thing I know for certain is that I have never been more hopeful about this city’s future.