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After 32 years, Cambridge city manager’s tenure nears end

Robert Healy
Robert Healy

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He’s been honored by hundreds of city employees, Harvard University, and numerous local organizations, but Cambridge’s retiring city manager, Robert W. Healy, insists that he has a quiet City Hall exit in mind.

On his final day of work Sunday, Healy plans to come into the office, collect the last of his things, and walk down front steps of City Hall alone.

“It’s been a pretty good end,” said Healy, 69, who is leaving after 32 years.

The highest paid municipal manager in the state, Healy has taken heat from taxpayers for his retirement package and his $347,000 salary. But his colleagues in Cambridge say he was worth it, lauding his successes as deputy city manager Richard Rossi takes over.

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