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.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick applauds as his team warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Bill Belichick says weather forecasts ‘almost always wrong’

The Patriots coach said he’s game-planning for the Broncos on Sunday, not the weather.

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.

// Baker acknowledges he flubbed fisherman’s tale

The comments by Baker came after Martha Coakley visited New Bedford, where she said Baker must answer for the changing storyline.

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.

Myra Vargas at her carcinogen-free dry-cleaning shop.


Can Jamaica Plain businesses go carcinogen free?

A plan to get Boston area shop owners to give up on dangerous chemicals is just the kind of bold thinking we need.

Convicted killer whose case changed state law will be freed

The man’s life sentence without parole led to a court ruling last year preventing such punishment for minors.

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.