Tom Menino

By - 3/15/14 - 10:29 pm

The Globe reports.

Mayor Walsh issued a statement:

I've never known Tom Menino to back down from a fight, and I don't expect him to start now. Mayor Menino has always been here for the people of Boston, and we're behind him today, 100%. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, Angela, their family and many friends.

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By - 1/22/14 - 5:20 pm

The Globe reports on the theft of a Hyundai Tucson rented by Angela Menino. Until Jan. 6, Tom and Angela Menino had a 24-hour BPD detail posted outside their Readville home.

By - 1/14/14 - 8:44 pm
Menino painting

Tom Menino still gazes out at people heading toward one of the elevator banks and the zoning-board hearing room on the eighth floor of City Hall.

By - 12/29/13 - 2:00 pm
Tom Menino in Roslindale

The news that Tom Menino wouldn't run for mayor again not only changed the city's political dynamics but got pundits to pondering his legacy after 20 years in office. Here''s a roundup of Menino-legacy roundups, from Jamaica Plain to New York to Toronto:

WBUR: Mayor Menino's Legacy And The City Marty Walsh Will Inherit:

He's famous for being the urban mechanic, but he

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By - 12/23/13 - 1:52 pm

The Atlantic considers 20 years' worth of "Thomas M. Menino, Mayor" signs in thousands of locations across this great city of ours and talks to a Walsh spokesperson, who says the Mayor to Be plans to replace just one sign - in the City Hall lobby.

“Mayor-Elect Walsh ran a campaign focused on improving education, strengthening public safety, and supporting economic development in Boston,”

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By - 12/22/13 - 9:09 am

The Globe reports on a fiefdom of bureaucrats overseen by a clueless board that cuts deals with developers to reduce payments for affordable housing - and then diverts millions from the funds it does collect to non-housing uses or just lets the money sit in the bank.

By - 11/30/13 - 8:07 pm
Menino and switch

Mayor contemplates the switch he just threw for the last time as mayor.

As he's done for longer than many of the people in attendance have been alive, Tom Menino threw the ceremonial switch that lit up the Christmas tree in Adams Park in Roslindale - which was part of his city-council district when he suddenly became mayor in 1993.

After getting out of his Tahoe, the mayor gave an impromptu press conference (he's against the arbitrator's award... Read more

By - 11/12/13 - 3:06 pm

WBZ reports that after saying no to Harvard, Tom Menino said yes to an appointment at BU.

By - 11/5/13 - 10:18 pm
Menino on phone with Walsh

The mayor's office released this photo of Mayor Menino calling Marty Walsh to congratulate him tonight.

By - 11/1/13 - 4:36 pm
Evans

Mayor Menino today named Superintendent William Evans as interim police commissioner following Ed Davis's resignation today.

“The Boston Police Department will be in great hands under the leadership of Bill Evans,” Mayor Menino said. “He knows how to manage his team of talented officers, has the respect of the rank and file and has proven his ability to diffuse even the most difficult of public

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By - 10/27/13 - 8:21 pm
Frog leads parade

A big frog led a parade around the Frog Pond today during the city's Halloween pumpkin festival, which featured floating pumpkins, giant bubbles, kettle corn and a chance to go down a slide while dressed as a princess.

And Tom Menino was there, making his last Halloween appearance on the Common as mayor. He moved slowly through a dense knot of people as parents brought... Read more

By - 10/24/13 - 7:17 am

Open Media Boston reports the City Council voted 10-3 yesterday for at-large Councilor Felix Arroyo's "Invest in Boston" ordinance, under which banks that do business with the city will have to report on how they are investing funds locally.

By - 9/28/13 - 11:57 am

If Menino had negotiated in good faith with the patrolmen instead of trying to lord it over them like he owns the joint, the contract never would have gone to an arbitrator, who then would never have ruled officers deserve raises the city can't afford, Walsh said in a statement this morning:

Many working families across the city have seen no raises, or have even

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By - 9/16/13 - 9:24 pm

The Globe reports on the proposed tax breaks for companies that move into the ritzy tower being built atop the Hole in Downtown Crossing.

By - 9/11/13 - 9:26 am

The Globe reports on a forum in Dorchster last night, in which Barros, former head of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, compared the law-enforcement response to the Amy Lord murder with the response to murders in Roxbury.

The Improper Bostonian got back answers from half the candidates on several sports-related questions, including the Olympics, building new stadiums or arenas for the Revs and... Read more

By - 9/9/13 - 12:15 pm

Mayor Menino today released his proposal for getting 30,000 new housing units built in Boston over the next seven years at a combined public and private cost of $16 billion.

Although the bulk of the units would come through easing construction of market-rate apartments, the mayor is also proposing a 2014 referendum on enacting the state's Community Preservation Act, which would let the city add... Read more

By - 8/6/13 - 11:48 pm

Up until now, the candidates have mostly contented themselves with playing up their own platforms on issues. Casinos, however, change everything.

Mike Ross blasted Dan Conley for calling for a citywide referendum on the Suffolk Downs proposal and threatening to sue to stop an Everett casino if Suffolk Downs goes down in flames:

Whether a casino is built in Everett or East Boston, it's going

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By - 7/31/13 - 4:37 pm

A state agency that funds school construction projects today gave Boston permission to look at moving the Quincy Upper School and Boston Arts Academy into a new building, possibly on what is now state land near South Station.

The move could mean that if the project moves forward, the state will pay most of the costs - and the mayor's office is looking at opening... Read more

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