Next Boston: Menino launches new blog on a ‘smooth mayoral transition’

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.  PHOTO BY NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. PHOTO BY NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO

Mayor Thomas M. Menino on Saturday announced the launch of Next Boston, a blog aimed at helping the city and the next administration transition smoothly. 

Next.cityofboston.gov began featuring content at noon Saturday, marking 100 days remaining in Menino’s term.

“My team is working hard to try and make this transition as smooth as possible. This site is part of that work,” Menino said in a video introduction posted to the site. “Our hope is that our city – the best city in the world – doesn’t miss a step. As we begin our last 100 days, we hope the contents of this site will aid the next team in a successful first 100 days.”

The blog will be updated daily, and information will span city departments and neighborhoods, according to a Menino spokeswoman.

The goal is to provide insight on policies, procedures and fun facts with videos, graphs, lists and other dynamically presented information about the city and its work. The blog also aims to offer a way for residents to understand more of how the city government works and assist in providing a seamless handoff to next mayor, according to Menino’s office.

Hits for this week will include: constituent and neighborhood services, the budget, the ongoing public process around upcoming trash contracts, an overview of the city’s Onein3 program, and the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of mayoral event preparation.

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