Menino: Walsh has the ability to 'lead the city to the next level'

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November 6, 2013, 10:39 am
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(NECN: Boston, Mass.) - It's a new day with a new mayor in the city of Boston.

Marty Walsh beat City Councilor John Connolly 52 percent to 48 percent.

Walsh met with outgoing Mayor Tom Menino in Boston on Wednesday morning. He takes office next January.

"I promise him that my administration will completely cooperate with him,” said Menino. “We have a plan in place in city government and Marty will work with us on that. We want to make sure this is not about Marty Walsh and Menino. This is about the city of Boston and how we continue to move the city forward.”

He said. “I have a lot of confidence in this young man. We go back a few years. We’ve had some conversations this past year.  In fact when I was sick, Marty came to visit me.We talked about the future. Marty was talking about his future.”

Menino said $50,000 was put into a transition office and conference for Walsh to work out of for the next few weeks.

He added, “Marty has the ability, I think, to lead the city to the next level. Let’s all continue to work together. It’s about the people of boston, the diverse population of Boston.”

Walsh said, "I just want to thank Mayor Menino for his kindness today and his advice.”

He added, “I look forward to working with him as we transition. And I want to thank Mayor Menino for his 20-plus years of service as mayor of the city. He’s a great mayor.”

Tags: Boston, Tom Menino, Mayor , election, voting, Marty Walsh, John Connolly
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