About 35 people showed up for Mayor Thomas Menino’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood coffee hour at Brewer Burroughs Park today. But the mayor was not among those people.
According to the Mayor’s Office, Menino had a “private appointment” earlier today that ran later than expected. The mayor has had health issues in the past, but the Mayor’s Office said he was not sick.
The coffee hour is an annual event Menino does across the city. It is unclear if the mayor will reschedule.
Two mayoral candidates looking to replace Menino—City Councilors Rob Consalvo and Felix Arroyo, who lives in JP—were at the park, shaking hands and introducing themselves to potential voters.