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Menino says new mayor must choose top staff

October 22, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s outgoing mayor says he doesn’t care who replaces him, the most important thing is the staff that man surrounds himself with.

Mayor Thomas Menino reflected on his 20 years as mayor Monday at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

The Sun reports (http://bit.ly/15YPeho ) that Menino said the new mayor’s staff must be able to reach out to “the bright individuals we have in the city” and the business community.

Menino hasn’t endorsed either City Councilor John Connolly or state Rep. Marty Walsh in the campaign to replace him.

Menino said colleges including Boston University, Harvard University, Suffolk University and Northeastern University have offered him lecturer positions, but he hasn’t made any decisions

He also said his greatest accomplishment was transforming Boston into “a different city,” without the reputation for racism that plagued it for decades.

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