As she ran errands in Dudley Square Monday morning, Dorothy Boswell kept an eye on the clock. For the first time in two decades, Boston had a new mayor, and Boswell wanted to get home to watch his inauguration speech on television.
Boswell didn’t vote for Martin J. Walsh, but is hopeful he will do well as mayor.
“If he does like Menino, he’ll be all right,” said the 80-year-old.
Across the city Monday, many echoed that sentiment, saying they were optimistic that Walsh would prove a worthy successor to the popular Menino — at least in time. They celebrated the first victory by a Dorchester native in half a century, and said they looked forward to change that lay ahead. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.