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A Post-Menino Boston

Boston Mayor Tomas Menino pauses as he speaks at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Thursday, March 28, 2013, where he announced he would not seek an unprecedented sixth term. The 70-year-old mayor was treated for a respiratory infection that developed during a vacation in Italy. While in the hospital he suffered complications including a compression fracture in a vertebra in his spine and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. After being discharged, he spent three months recuperating at a city-owned mansion on Beacon Hill. before returning to his home.  (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Boston Mayor Tomas Menino pauses as he speaks at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Thursday, March 28, 2013, where he announced he would not seek an unprecedented sixth term. The 70-year-old mayor was treated for a respiratory infection that developed during a vacation in Italy. While in the hospital he suffered complications including a compression fracture in a vertebra in his spine and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. After being discharged, he spent three months recuperating at a city-owned mansion on Beacon Hill. before returning to his home. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Bostonians woke up today confronted with the reality of a looming post-Menino era. After November 5, the City of Boston will finally have its first new mayor in 20 years.

What will Boston be like without Menino’s omnipotent authority? And who might attempt to fill his formidable shoes?

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John Connolly, councilor-at-large, who is running for mayor

Tito Jackson, city councilor

Martin Walsh, state representative

Charles Yancey, city councilor

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Boston Globe “On Thursday, Menino’s popularity wedged ­potential candidates, many of whom attended his announcement at Faneuil Hall, into a ­politically awkward corner between the desire to establish early footholds of support and the potential penalties associated with appearing insufficiently reverent toward Menino.”


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