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.

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As mayor, Menino helped turn Boston into a hub of 21st-century innovation.

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“Tom was the embodiment of the city he loved,” said Pres. Obama Thursday.

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“I want to help people, help one individual a day,” Menino once said.

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A woman broke down at a service in Mattapan Thursday.


Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, left, comforted a city hall employee.

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Mary Sweeney of Watertown left a bouquet of flowers at City Hall.


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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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// Residents, others pay respects to Menino at City Hall

City Hall was filled with silence as visitors stopped in to honor Thomas Menino late into the night.

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He sowed fertile ground for his children, grandchildren, and all the children in Boston.

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