Menino recalled as a man of the people

“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.’’

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Menino in his own words

A look at the former mayor’s life and history in Boston through speeches and interviews he gave over the years.

Services, memorials for Thomas M. Menino

Details on the services planned for Boston’s former mayor.


//].jpg Menino, who reshaped city, dies at 71

Thomas Menino molded the city’s skyline — and its very identity — through an unprecedented five consecutive terms.

// Menino still managed to fill out his absentee ballot

The former mayor’s effort underscored “the importance of voting,” said longtime spokeswoman Dot Joyce.

Wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert.


At least one dead after Virgin Galactic rocket explodes

The company reported the space tourism rocket experienced a “serious anomaly” after taking off in Southern California’s Mojave Desert.

Edward Snowden in “Citzenfour,” a documentary by Laura Poitras about the National Security Agency systems administrator-turned-leaker. At right: the NSA, as seen in the film.


Edward Snowden’s story unfolds in chilling ‘Citizenfour’

“Citzenfour” is prosaic in its presentation and profoundly chilling in its details, and if you think Snowden is a traitor, you should probably see it.

// How Congress connects on Twitter

Is Congress truly polarized? Here’s how the House and Senate interact on Twitter.

Nurse Kaci Hickox addressed the media outside of her home on Friday.

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse in Maine

A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of Kaci Hickox.

// Baker acknowledges he flubbed fisherman’s tale in debate

Charlie Baker said he was heartened that the incident focused attention on the state’s flagging fishing industry.

Convicted killer whose case changed state law will be freed

The man whose life sentence without parole led to a court ruling preventing such punishment for minors will soon be released.


// Trick or treat in these towns at your own risk

Where do the dentists live? Brookline, Wellesley, Longmeadow, Lexington, and Weston have the most per capita.

Globe Insiders

Nov. 5

// ‘Ether Dome’: Globe Insider Night

After the Huntington Theatre Company production, join Boston Globe Ideas editor Stephen Heuser and Dr. Emery N. Brown.