Boston Mayor Tom Menino Not Running for Re-Election

 Mayor Thomas Menino.


Speculation last night that Boston Mayor Tom Menino would announce Thursday he was not running for re-election was confirmed this morning.

Menino, calling into the Fox 25 Morning News this morning, confirmed he will not be seeking a sixth term in office. He told Fox 25 he agonized over the decision.

A prolonged illness late last year led to speculation the longest-serving mayor in city history would step down at the end of this term. 

Menino will make a formal announcement Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Faneuil Hall. 

South End Patch