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Boston Scenes: Kim Janey sworn in

Kim Janey, daughter of Roxbury who endured hurled rocks and racial slurs as an 11-year-old riding a school bus to Charlestown during desegregation, was sworn in as Boston’s first Black, first female mayor on Wednesday, March 24. Janey was sworn in by Kimberly Budd, the first Black chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. PHOTOS: ANGELA ROWLINGS

Kim Janey is sworn-in by Massachusetts Chief Justice Kimberly S. Budd, left. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey places her hand on her grandfather's Bible, held by her granddaughter, Rosie Janey, 6, as she is sworn-in at Boston City Hall on March 24, 2021 in Boston. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey with her grandfather’s Bible that she used for her swearing-in ceremony at Boston City Hall. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey waves to the audience watching from above during her swearing-in ceremony at Boston City Hall on March 24, 2021 in Boston. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Janey’s daughter Kimesha Janey and granddaughter, Rosie, embrace after her swearing in. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Janey gets flowers from her daughter, Kimesha. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey speaks with reporters during a news conference following her swearing-in ceremony at Boston City Hall on March 24, 2021 in Boston. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey embraces her granddaughter, Rosie Janey, 6, during her swearing-in ceremony at Boston City Hall on March 24, 2021 in Boston. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey, center, talks with Boston Chief of Policy Mary Churchill, left, and GreenRoots environmental organizer Olivia Nichols as they take the MBTA Green Line to a news conference on March 29, 2021 in Boston. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Janey arrives at Government Center on March 29, 2021 in Boston. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS
Acting Mayor Kim Janey chats with Boston Transportation Department Director of Planning Vineet Gupta at Government Center station. PHOTO: ANGELA ROWLINGS

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