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Slideshow: A year of ''Meet the Mayor''

Term limits? Those are for losers. Here are the 12 Foursquare mayors who hung onto their turf
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 26, 2011

Before I had the foggiest idea that Foursquare existed, our esteemed managing editor pitched me the idea of interviewing mayors. Following a deeply confusing 20-minute-or-so conversation, I started to understand that she wasn't asking me to interview Menino every week.

Here we are a year later, and if anybody's an expert on what it takes to become a Foursquare mayor, it ought to be I . . . and yet, the only thing I'm sure these people all have in common is smartphone ownership. Bask in the disparateness of this compilation of mayors who've displayed the intestinal fortitude to retain supremacy over their domains since I first grilled them months ago. I doubt anyone's surprised that Masha Gutarov's reign of terror over her couch continues, but how the fuck is Kelvin Maynard Jr. still mayor of Complete Entertainment Exchange? That place is amazing, and the techie/new-media crowd should be going to war with broken bottles and aluminum baseball bats for its mayorship.

Here are the mayors who lasted, along with a sample from my interview with each of them.

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Fenway Victory GardensFrederick Stewart

IT'S WEIRD HOW USED-CONDOM WRAPPERS AND SYRINGES SEEM TO GROW IN THE FENS.

Actually, there's a problem with vandalism in the gardens. I'm trying to make people going down there at night aware that these are private plots. People spend a lot of money and lot of time on these, and it's not appropriate to be vandalizing someone's garden.

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