More Menino coverage

// Menino ‘always put Boston and its people first’

“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.

Flags were lowered to half-staff outside City Hall.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

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.

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.

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.


// 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.

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.

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.