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Boston to swear in 1st new mayor in 20 years
BOSTON (AP) -- A new political era is beginning in Boston, with Martin Walsh set to become the city's first new mayor in two decades.
Walsh is being sworn in on Monday at Boston College. He succeeds Thomas Menino (meh-NEE'-noh), the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who first took office in 1993.
In remarks prepared for delivery at his inauguration, Walsh promised to listen, learn and lead. He outlined several broad goals for his administration, including creating jobs, ending "senseless gun violence" and improving the city's public schools.
After the swearing-in ceremony, the former state representative is scheduled to address the City Council and convene a closed public safety meeting.
The fun begins Monday night with an inauguration celebration at the Hynes Convention Center, featuring the Boston Pops, several bands and local comedians.