Menino: 'I hope in my next life, I'll be involved in someplace with education'

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November 5, 2013, 10:03 am
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(NECN) - The polls are open for Election Day, and Boston mayoral candidates Marty Walsh and John Connolly have been making their final push to reach out to voters.

Mayor Tom Menino arrived in a Hyde Park neighborhood to cast his vote, but Menino has not endorsed either Marty Walsh or John Connolly, remaining on the sideline for the race.

He said it was the right time to move on.

“Legacy is what I did as mayor. What I did as mayor is just what the people wanted me to do for 20 years.”

He said that Boston is a city because it works together.

Menino said that Boston has made great improvements in education and that he cares about the kids.

He said, “I hope in my next life, I'll be involved in someplace with education.”

Menino said, “If just give those kids a little opportunity, we’ll be better off.”

He added, “I want to change the way people think about education in America.”

He said that he is at peace of mind with his decision and that “it’s done.”

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