The machine and the man
Some of Tommy Menino’s old friends held a reunion Thursday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel, and it was a fascinating slice of Boston political history. His business being what it is, the event was actually a $100-a-head fundraiser. But this was different. Hovering over the event was a sense of political mortality. The unasked question was, will this term be it? Nobody knows the answer to that, maybe not even Menino himself.