Boston’s transformative mayor dies at 71

Thomas Menino shaped the city’s skyline — and its very identity — through an unprecedented five consecutive terms. He was 71.


‘Everybody is going to miss’ Thomas Menino

In memoriam, Thomas Menino

1942 - 2014

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// Menino had empathy for the fringe

Neighbors talked about him like he was one of the few people with real power who really cared about them.

// In Bowdoin-Geneva, personal memories of Menino

Menino made the embattled Dorchester neighborhood a passion during his 20 years in office.

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He was a regular guy — someone who connected easily with people — and had a great sense of humor.

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// Photos: Menino through the years

Menino helped turn Boston into a hub of 21st-century innovation.

Yvonne Abraham

// Tom Menino was a master of the heart

His greatness was in the follow-through after critical moments.

President Obama, Mayor Walsh and others remember Menino

Comments and reaction from those who were close with the former mayor.

// Menino embodied ‘the city he loved’

President Obama and Thomas Menino, vastly different politicians, shared the political gene of empathy.


// Tom Menino, the tough — and beloved — mayor

Unlike others, Menino was humble enough to understand that power lies with the office, not the person.

// Tears and shock around Boston City Hall

City workers nursed welling eyes and solemn faces as they struggled to come to terms with the passing of Menino.

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