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Marty Walsh was seen at Logan en route to D.C. — with coffee from a Southie favorite

"A little emotional this morning, but I'm looking forward to my new challenge," the incoming secretary of labor told reporters as he readied for his flight out of Boston.

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Marty Walsh was at Logan Airport Tuesday morning, ready to head to Washington D.C. for his next job serving as the nation’s secretary of labor.

But even as the Boston native prepared to leave his hometown, he still clung to a go-to local staple: a cup of coffee from South Boston’s Doughboy Donuts, according to reporters at the airport.

A longtime regular, Walsh often swings by the drive-thru for his daily medium, hot coffee, owner Phyllis Fandel explained last month when Walsh name dropped the shop in a Senate committee hearing on his nomination.

The quick callout in front of a national audience brought an onslaught of calls and excitement from customers, Fandel said at the time.


Walsh was confirmed by the Senate Monday evening, and resigned as mayor later that night, thereby ushering Kim Janey, the city council president, into her new role as acting mayor.

“It’s bittersweet,” Walsh told reporters at Logan on Tuesday morning, WBZ reports. “Being mayor was an incredible job. Loved it. A little emotional this morning, but I’m looking forward to my new challenge.”

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