Mayor Walsh to deliver his first State of City address

Walsh was elected in November 2013

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh

BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Martin Walsh will deliver his first State of the City address this week.

Walsh, a Dorchester Democrat who took office in 2014, will give the speech at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Boston’s Symphony Hall. The former state lawmaker and labor union leader is expected to discuss his plan to create a “thriving, healthy and innovative” Boston.

In December remarks to local business leaders, Walsh touted the city’s progress in housing, development, public safety and education in his first year in office.

Walsh was elected in November 2013, defeating then Boston City Councilor John Connolly by a roughly three percentage point margin.

He succeeded Mayor Thomas Menino, the city’s longest serving executive, who opted not to seek re-election after two decades in office. Menino died in late 2014 after battling cancer.

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