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Tears, shock around City Hall

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

Michele McDonald/Globe Staff

The Big Picture

Photos: Menino through the years

An old-school politician, Menino helped turn Boston into a hub of 21st-century innovation. See more photos.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino.

Menino praised as a ‘political giant’ who built a better Boston

The death of long-time Boston mayor Thomas Menino prompted an outpouring of praise for his service to the city.

// Globe front pages: A look back

A look at some of the pivotal moments in the mayor’s life.

Yvonne Abraham

// Tom Menino was a master of the heart

His greatness was in the follow-through after critical moments, in quiet acts of kindness and shows of support.

Adrian Walker

// Menino went from accidental mayor to transformative figure

Menino became acting mayor by the slimmest of margins, winning the job as council president by a mere vote.

opinion | Kathy Kottaridis

// Tom Menino’s love for the past

He was ahead of his time in furthering dynamic, safe, and attractive historic neighborhoods.


// Tom Menino was the mayor to a city of champions

The late mayor loved sports, and the Red Sox especially, and the feeling was clearly mutual.

opinion | Seth Gitell

// Boston was witness to Tom Menino’s unbreakable drive

Menino will always remain an unstoppable and larger-than-life presence.


// Boston was Menino’s extended family

Former Mayor Thomas Menino stood apart as a politician with a common touch and uncommon skill at overcoming obstacles.