The new mayor of Boston has connections to Connecticut. Kim Janey's grandparents lived in Connecticut. She studied at Greater Hartford Community College, now called Capitol Community College in Hartford. Janey was raising a young daughter at the time. She tells the Boston Globe that that period of her life forced her to grow up pretty fast. Janey will hold the job of mayor for at least seven months. She moved to the mayor's office from her position as city council president after Martin Walsh left during his term to join the Biden administration.