Menino, who was diagnosed with advanced cancer not long after leaving office at the beginning of this year, died Thursday.
“He was a mayor for all of Boston. ... He had a heart big enough for everyone in our city,” Mayor Walsh said of Menino outside City Hall.
City workers nursed welling eyes and solemn faces as they struggled to come to terms with the passing of Menino.
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His greatness was in the follow-through after critical moments, in quiet acts of kindness and shows of support.
The late mayor loved sports, and the Red Sox especially, and the feeling was clearly mutual.
Menino became acting mayor by the slimmest of margins, winning the job as council president by a mere vote.
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He was ahead of his time in furthering dynamic, safe, and attractive historic neighborhoods.
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Menino will always remain an unstoppable and larger-than-life presence.
Former Mayor Thomas Menino stood apart as a politician with a common touch and uncommon skill at overcoming obstacles.
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