Give Mayor Menio a chance for new leadership.

CBS Boston

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BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Mayor Tom Menino says now is the time to give the city new leadership.

Related:Boston Mayor Tom Menino Will Not Seek Re-Election
Photos: Menino Through The Years

Boston’s longest-serving mayor, Menino, won’t seek re-election for a sixth term amid ongoing health problems.

Menino made the official announcement Thursday afternoon.

An at times emotional Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told well-wishers gathered at the city’s historic Faneuil Hall on Thursday that he won’t seek re-election to an unprecedented sixth term after nearly two decades in office.

Menino reflected on his time as mayor of “the greatest city in the world” and asked voters to “choose someone who loves this city as much as I do.”

“I am here with the people I love, to tell the city I love, that I will leave the job that I love,” Menino said, with his…

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