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Menino drafts letter asking Partners board to review decision to merge offices in Somerville

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Mayor Thomas M. Menino drafted a letter Friday asking the board of directors of Boston-based Partners HealthCare System, the state’s largest hospital and doctors network, to review and reverse a decision to consolidate administrative offices by moving 4,500 employees in Somerville.

Menino, who is leaving office next month, also instructed his chief of staff, Mitchell Weiss, to raise the issue Friday in a daily briefing call with representatives of Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh’s transition team, according to Dot Joyce, a spokeswoman for Menino. Joyce said Menino has talked to at least one Partners board member whom she wouldn’t name.

The outgoing mayor had been trying to persuade Partners executives to build a new administrative office structure on a parcel in Roxbury.

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