BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Boston’s longest-serving mayor, Thomas Menino, formally announced that he won’t be seeking re-election for a sixth term.
The popular Democratic mayor made the announcement Thursday at Faneuil Hall.
Speaking with WBZ-TV City Councilor John Connolly, the only candidate to enter into the mayoral race, said he wouldspend the day thanking Menino.
“Today isn’t about the campaign but about thanking a living legend for his service to this city and the thousands of lives he has touched and made a difference.” Connolly said. “This man has poured his heart and soul into the city and we should say thank you.”