Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley gestured as a fellow City Councilor wished her farewell at City Hall.
Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley gestured as a fellow City Councilor wished her farewell at City Hall.
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Photos: Ayanna Pressley honored at Boston City Council meeting

Congresswoman-elect and Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley was supposed to be serving as host for an orientation session for the new members of Congress at Harvard on Wednesday. But first, she had to attend her last meeting with most members of the Boston City Council, where she has served nearly a decade. So her new colleagues decided to tag along.

Boston, MA, 12/5/2018 -- Fellow congresswomen-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (C) and Rashida Tlaib (R) laughed as other City Councilors referenced them in their farewell speech to Ayanna Pressley at City Hall. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 06ayanna Reporter:
Fellow congresswomen-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (C) and Rashida Tlaib (R) laughed as other City Councilors referenced them in their farewell speech to Ayanna Pressley at City Hall.
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Boston, MA, 12/5/2018 -- Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley listens as City Councilor Matt O'Malley wishes her farewell at City Hall. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 06ayanna Reporter:
Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley listened as City Councilor Matt O'Malley wished her farewell at City Hall.
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Boston, MA, 12/5/2018 -- Ayanna Pressley's husband Conan Harris, and her stepdaughter, Cora, stood up as they were acknowledged during her farewell to the City Council at City Hall. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 06ayanna Reporter:
Ayanna Pressley's husband Conan Harris, and her stepdaughter, Cora, stood up as they were acknowledged during her farewell.
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Boston, MA, 12/5/2018 -- Ayanna Pressley embraces former Chief of Staff Jessica Taubner (L) following a farewell at City Hall. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 06ayanna Reporter:
Ayanna Pressley embraced her former Chief of Staff Jessica Taubner (L) following a farewell at City Hall.
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Boston, MA, 12/5/2018 -- Ayanna Pressley takes a photograph with a well-wisher at City Hall. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 06ayanna Reporter:
Ayanna Pressley took a photograph with a well-wisher at City Hall.
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Boston, MA, 12/5/2018 -- Ayanna Pressley embraced Jackney P. Joseph (L) who was one of her original staffers after her City Council colleagues wished her thank you and farewell at City Hall. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 06ayanna Reporter:
Ayanna Pressley embraced Jackney P. Joseph (L) who was one of her original staffers after her City Council colleagues wished her thank you and farewell at City Hall.
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Boston, MA, 12/5/2018 -- Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley embraces fellow City Councilor Michelle Wu after Wu wished her farewell at City Hall. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 06ayanna Reporter:
Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley embraced fellow City Councilor Michelle Wu after Wu wished her farewell at City Hall.
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Boston, MA, 12/5/2018 -- Ayanna Pressley kept a photograph of her mother at her seat as City Council colleagues wished her a fond thank you and farewell at City Hall. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 06ayanna Reporter:
Ayanna Pressley kept a photograph of her mother at her seat as City Council colleagues wished her a fond thank you and farewell.
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