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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 yesterday.

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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.

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

Menino’s funeral procession to pass by 10 special Boston locations

The procession Monday will pass by 10 spots dear to the former mayor’s heart in what staffers are calling his “last ride home.”

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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.

The Long Island Bridge.

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Mayor Walsh hopes to reopen Long Island Bridge in three years

The new timeline, shortened from five years, includes about one year of planning and two years of construction.

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The seafood chain said the 20-year-old Back Bay location will close Dec. 28, when its lease expires.

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The comments by Baker came after Martha Coakley visited New Bedford, where she said Baker must answer for the changing storyline.

Items stacked inside a shoebox-sized 1901 time capsule.

Letter in time capsule foresaw flight, video communication

A letter to posterity written more than 100 years ago made a few accurate predictions — and some very wrong ones.