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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.

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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.

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.

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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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As Martha Coakley criticized her rival, Charlie Baker said he was glad the incident raised the fishing industry’s profile.

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Shaylee Chuckulnaskit died Friday, raising the number of fatalities from last week’s shooting to four.