Beacon Hill Nursery School (BHNS) held the official dedication for its “Menino chair” on Wednesday in memory of the former Boston mayor.

Carved from a tree trunk, the 40-inch wide wooden chair is among the elements of the nursery school’s front playground. It honors Thomas M. Menino, who visited the school on several occasions during his time in office and was instrumental in securing the land for its rear playspace.

“It’s wonderful to see all the things Tommy did and how kids today are still enjoying them,” said his widow, Angela Menino, who read to students from the children’s book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” at the ceremony. “None of these children would know him, but the things he put in place are helping them with their education and their lives today.”

She added, “I’m very proud of what he did, and that it continues to live on.”

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Murphy, Dan. “Beacon Hill Nursery School Dedicates ‘Menino Chair’.”
Beacon Hill Times 10 June 2016. Web. 30 Sept. 2016.