Inauguration day in Boston for Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh

Martin J. Walsh today became the 48th mayor of Boston, upending a city power structure that proved inviolable for two decades and unleashing the hopes, dreams, and pent-up ambitions of a new generation of Bostonians. In a crowded arena at Boston College, Walsh promised an era of progress and collaboration under his tenure. Read his full speech.

See scenes from the inauguration. 

In his last hours as mayor, Thomas M. Menino said this morning that the end of his tenure was “bittersweet” but said incoming mayor Martin J. Walsh was poised to bring the city to “the next level.”  Share a farewell message to the outgoing mayor of Boston.

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