Menino says it’s great to be back home in Hyde Park

After a three-month stay, Mayor Thomas M. Menino over the weekend moved out of Parkman House, the city-owned Greek Revival mansion on Beacon Hill, and returned to his modest Cape-style home in the Readville section of Hyde Park.

“I love it,” Menino told reporters Monday. “It’s great to be back home.”

Menino had lived at Parkman House since Dec. 23 while recuperating from a series of illnesses. The five-term mayor had been struggling with stairs; Parkman House has an elevator.


In October, Menino cut short a trip to Italy, returned to Boston and was hospitalized with what doctors initially described as a severe respiratory infection and blood clots.

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During his two-month hospital stay, Menino fractured a vertebra in his back and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

When he left the hospital, the mayor and his wife, Angela Menino, moved into Parkman House because of the elevator and its proximity to City Hall and his physical therapist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

How did the mayor celebrate his homecoming?

“I slept in my own bed,” Menino said. “I’ve been sleeping in a twin bed for a few months.”