Boston Turns Historic Page with 1st Black, 1st Female Mayor

Kim Janey marked her historic elevation as the first woman and first Black person to serve as mayor of the city with a ceremonial swearing-in event.

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Former Boston City Council President Kim Janey, 55, composes herself as she begins to speak after being sworn in as Boston's new mayor at City Hall, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Boston. Janey, who is the city's first female and first person of color to take the office, replaces Marty Walsh who resigned Monday evening to become President Joe Biden's labor secretary. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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BOSTON (AP) — Kim Janey, who as a child had rocks hurled at her school bus during Boston’s desegregation era, marked her historic elevation as the first woman and first Black person to serve as mayor of the city with a ceremonial swearing-in event Wednesday. Janey replaces fellow Democrat Marty Walsh, who resigned Monday to become President Joe Biden’s labor secretary. She was the City Council president and will serve as acting mayor until a…

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