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Boston Gets First Black and First Female Mayor

Boston now has its first Black and first female mayor.

Kim Janey, a Roxbury native who was City Council president, took control Monday night after Marty Walsh officially resigned to become President Biden’s labor secretary.

A ceremonial swearing-in for Janey will be held Wednesday.

“We’re an extremely diverse city from different backgrounds and different nationalities and different skin colors,” Janey said earlier Monday, CBS News’ local affiliate reported. “I think it’s a good thing for our city.”

Janey, elected the first woman to represent District 7 in 2017, was voted president of the council in 2020.

She will serve as acting mayor until the November election, but hasn’t said if she plans to seek a full term.

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