Kim Janey makes history as Boston’s 1st Black female mayor

Kim Janey, a native of Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, made history this month — becoming the first woman and first Black mayor of Boston, ending a nearly 200-year revolving door of white, male leadership in the city. “Today is a new day,” Janey said at her official swearing-in ceremony at Boston City Hall last Wednesday. "I come to this day with life experience that is different from the men who came before me.”