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A sign thanking the former mayor towered over commuters Friday.

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Amy DeLong wrote about Menino’s strength in a condolence book.

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RJ Petruccelli, 10, who is reading Menino’s memoir, said he cried Thursday.

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A makeshift memorial for Menino sprang up in Downtown Crossing.

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James Maconochie left a bouquet of flowers as the memorial grew.

People paid their respects to Menino inside of Boston City Hall.

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People paid their respects to Menino at a memorial inside Boston City Hall.

The last 297 days of a most remarkable life

Friends and observers said Thomas Menino’s last 10 months were lived with new purpose, even as his body failed him.

Menino meticulously planned funeral, burial

It should surprise no one that in the months before his death, the former mayor left unambiguous instructions.

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“He’s done so much for so many people in the city,” one mourner said. “He saw no color, no barrier. It’s just a sad day.’’

Services, memorials for Thomas M. Menino

Details on the services planned for Boston’s former mayor.

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Charlie Baker has some explaining to do

The candidates are asking you to consider this question as you approach the voting booth: Don’t you think my opponent is a big fat liar?

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Republican Charlie Baker said he got some details of the story wrong, and his rival Martha Coakley criticized Baker.

Veronica DiPerna and Patrick Foley had a drink as vapor.

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At a scientist’s cafe, food is the next frontier

Café ArtScience in Kendall Square is the latest product of inventor David Edwards’s frantic imagination.

Mass. hospitals agree on plan to care for Ebola patients

Six of the state’s largest academic hospitals have agreed to treat Ebola patients should any surface in Mass.

WCVB-TV chief meteorologist Harvey Leonard in his office.

TV weatherman Harvey Leonard tracks his career

Marking his 40th year in the business, WCVB-TV’s chief meteorologist admits to a lifelong obsession with weather.