Menino, who was diagnosed with advanced cancer not long after leaving office at the beginning of this year, died Thursday.
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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In Thomas Menino’s neighborhood, old friends mourned the loss of an easygoing, conscientious neighbor.
Morning Star Baptist Church’s pastor told the 50 people gathered that Thomas Menino was a constant presence in the area.
City workers nursed welling eyes and solemn faces as they struggled to come to terms with the passing of Menino.
The Big Picture
Menino helped turn Boston into a hub of 21st-century innovation.
In his decades in office, Menino turned Boston into a 21st century hub of innovation and reshaped its very skyline.
Menino made the embattled Dorchester neighborhood a passion during his 20 years in office.
The city’s sports community offered its condolences and expressed gratitude for Menino’s support through the years.
Menino took a ground-level view of the city on a hill, earning himself a nickname for his focus on the nuts and bolts of everyday life: the urban mechanic.
Thomas Menino’s barbers remember nursing his darkened roots and styling his thick locks from full-bodied to thinning and bare.
By necessity, Menino forged a powerful coalition, unique in its breadth and essentially indomitable.
“You know, he was a regular guy, he really, really was,” said Judy Pais, a neighbor of the Meninos since the late 1970s.
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He stood shoulder to shoulder with so many of us at precisely the moments we felt most vulnerable.
The “urban mechanic” in heaven.
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He was a regular guy — someone who connected easily with people — and had a great sense of humor.
Neighbors talked about him like he was one of the few people with real power who really cared about them.
Unlike others, Menino was humble enough to understand that power lies with the office, not the person.
Menino became acting mayor by the slimmest of margins, winning the job as council president by a mere vote.
His greatness was in the follow-through after critical moments.
The late mayor loved sports, and the Red Sox especially, and the feeling was clearly mutual.
He sowed fertile ground for his children, grandchildren, and all the children in Boston.
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The former mayor stood apart as a politician with a common touch and uncommon skill at overcoming obstacles.
He was ahead of his time in furthering dynamic, safe, and attractive historic neighborhoods.
After his own appraisal of his physical limitations, 70-year-old Thomas M. Menino decided two weeks ago he couldn’t continue to run Boston the way he wanted.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s decision ended the reign of a former insurance salesman who became one of the most powerful figures in Boston history.
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In a speech to business and civic leaders, a determined and jovial Mayor Menino described Boston as a city on the rise.
In the era ahead, the trick for Boston — for its mayoral candidates and its voters — will be to learn from the entire Thomas M. Menino experience.
Tommy Menino was our mayor for so long it’s hard to imagine a time when he won’t be. But that’s another nine months away.