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Energized, the mayor wants to take more risks

‘‘I have the political capital to do it right now that I haven’t had in the past. ... I feel so good about it, so, so good about myself,’’ Mayor Thomas M. Menino said yesterday. ‘‘I have the political capital to do it right now that I haven’t had in the past. ... I feel so good about it, so, so good about myself,’’ Mayor Thomas M. Menino said yesterday. (David L. Ryan/ Globe Staff)
By Michael Levenson and Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / November 5, 2009

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A relaxed and buoyant Mayor Thomas M. Menino vowed yesterday to shed the caution and incrementalism that has marked his first 16 years in office and use his unprecedented fifth term to boldly tackle problems in education, public safety, and city administration. (Full article: 1206 words)

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