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    Marty Walsh watches ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

    Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh was in Manchester last month to support Hillary Clinton.
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    Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh was in Manchester last month to support Hillary Clinton.

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh, a son of Dorchester, spends about a half-hour most days on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. And some time in Nashville, Tenn., and, yes, a little in Seattle.

    “ ‘Seinfeld,’ ” he said in a recent interview about his TV viewing habits. “I love it. It’s why I watch at least one show a night.”

    “ ‘Seinfeld,’ I try to watch that — I watch like almost every single night, except for Sundays, ’cause it’s not on Sundays,” he said of the 1990s-era New York-themed sitcom, which is still in heavy syndication.


    Walsh, who is a Patriots season tickets holder, also watches sports regularly — basketball, hockey, whatever is on, even if it’s not a Boston team, he said.

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    What else does he watch when he’s not running the city?

    He turned to a press aide: “You want me to come clean?”

    “It’s up to you,” replied Laura Oggeri, Walsh’s chief communications officer.

    A reporter chimed in: “You should come clean.”


    A pause.

    “I’ll watch ‘Nashville’ too — and maybe a little ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ” Walsh, replied referencing the country music-themed show and the popular medical drama which takes place in Seattle.

    Oggeri looked momentarily stricken.

    “Don’t come that clean,” she said with a smile. “Backtrack.”

    Joshua Miller can be reached at joshua.miller@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jm_bos and subscribe to his weekday e-mail update on politics at bostonglobe.com/politicalhappyhour