Menino, who reshaped city, dies at 71

The former mayor molded the city’s skyline — and its very identity — through an unprecedented five consecutive terms.

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.

// In Readville, a mayor who was a neighbor first

In Thomas Menino’s neighborhood, old friends mourned the loss of an easygoing, conscientious neighbor.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino gave President Barack Obama a hat during a visit to Boston in 2013.

President Obama, Mayor Walsh and others remember Menino

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

// 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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Memorials for Thomas M. Menino


10 a.m.: Lying in state at Faneuil Hall


12 p.m.: Private Mass at Most Precious Blood Church, 25 Maple St. in Hyde Park


Flowers and mementos may be left in City Hall, inside the main entrance, on the City Hall Plaza side.

Condolence books will be located in all of the city’s neighborhood libraries and community centers.

Letters and cards may be sent to Menino’s office at Boston University, 75 Bay State Road, Boston MA 02215.

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// Fond memories of Menino from across Boston

“You know, he was a regular guy, he really, really was,” said Judy Pais, a neighbor of the Meninos since the late 1970s.


// 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.

Yvonne Abraham

// Tom Menino was a master of the heart

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

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