Tom Menino

By - 2/5/13 - 7:57 pm

The Dorchester Reporter gets a copy of his letter to the advisory committee looking at changes in how to assign students in lower grades to public schools.Read more

By - 1/29/13 - 8:33 pm

And it's attached:Read more

By - 1/25/13 - 12:01 pm

At least, in Boston. Just over the transom is a press release from Hizzona's office:

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the Boston economy has made a full recovery from the Great Recession. New data released by the Boston Redevelopment Authority in its 2013 Economy Report shows the unemployment rate in Boston has fallen steadily over the last two and a half years. The

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By - 1/25/13 - 7:24 am

The Wall Street Journal reports Bostonians are not going to lose anywhere near the 1 million pounds the mayor challenged us to lose.Read more

By - 1/23/13 - 7:51 am

Well, I'm not the only person who browses citizen complaints. Yesterday, somebody complained about how people were putting out crap to save their parking spaces in snowfall that required a microscope to measure its depth and said it was all Menino's fault. Another citizen replied:

The person who posted this complaint sounds like an uneducated moron. Menino's health issues have nothing to with

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By - 1/17/13 - 9:43 am

The Daily Free Press interviews a guy who seeks donations for opening the door at the Kenmore Square 7-Eleven on a proposed city ordinance that would restrict areas open to panhandling - specifically, the middle of the street.

"At least I'm doing something for someone,” Price said. "I'm not robbing or stealing. I'm only asking, and the person I'm asking can say yes or

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By - 12/23/12 - 12:10 pm

WBZ reports he left the Spaulding around 11:30 and was headed to the city-owned Parkman House, rather than his own home in Readville.Read more

By - 12/21/12 - 1:19 pm

Tom Menino on today's NRA call for armed guards in every school:

There is an outpouring of voices demanding real change to make our communities safer. Clearly the NRA's leadership is not one of them. What they announced today is not a plan, but a ploy to bring more guns into our neighborhoods. I don't believe the answer to gun violence is more guns.

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By - 12/21/12 - 9:08 am

Mayor Menino plans to ask the state legislature for permission to eliminate the current limit on BPS charter schools - which could mean ceding day-to-day operations to private non-profit groups - and give them the right to serve only particular zones, rather than having to accept students from across the city.

In a sweeping proposal that would also let the city extend hours and and...Read more

By - 12/19/12 - 11:19 pm

The weapons found in East Boston last week are just the latest seized this year, Mayor Tom Menino and Police Commissioner Ed Davis say in a plea for tougher federal action on guns.

"Let's make it tougher for felons, domestic abusers and other dangerous criminals to get guns," Davis said in a statement. "We need federal legislation that would require gun buyers to...Read more

By - 11/30/12 - 7:58 am

News folks at other stations in town are fuming over the way WCVB's Susan Wornick got first dibs on video from an interview with Tom Menino at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. As one newsie at another station tells us (on condition of anonymity, natch), Channel 5 didn't score some great scoop - the mayor was just gracing them for its live coverage of the...Read more

By - 11/30/12 - 7:31 am

A task force looking at ways of revamping how Boston kids get assigned to elementary and middle schools says it needs more time to let experts from Harvard and MIT run simulations and analyses of various options, from no assignment zones at all to 23.

The External Advisory Committee on School Choice had originally hoped to have a proposal to city official by year's end,...Read more

By - 11/27/12 - 7:16 am

Margery Eagan gets only slightly unhinged when she basically demands an in-person interview with the mayor to prove he's not pulling a Woodrow Wilson on us:

If Menino's not really running things, who is? Dot Joyce? Devoted wife Angela? Dapper O'Neil weighing in from The Great Beyond?

But Menino gets away with this disappearing act because no one wants to get caught crassly

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By - 11/26/12 - 1:18 pm

Tom Menino's doctor, Charles Morris, announced today the mayor has been moved to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to get his strength back after nearly a month at Brigham and Women's dealing with continuing back problems, an ongoing infection and newly diagnosed type-2 diabetes.

At a press conference this afternoon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Morris said that Menino also suffered complications from the medications he...Read more

By - 11/13/12 - 3:35 pm

Now it's not so much the virus as the back problem he developed while in the hospital for the virus, Gintautas Dumcius at the Dorchester Reporter tweets.Read more

By - 11/8/12 - 9:48 am

Tom Menino called the Globe to say he's getting better even as he remains in the hospital.Read more

By - 10/31/12 - 8:01 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports that Bridging Forest Hills, which unsuccessfully tried to get the state to replace the crumbling Casey Overpass with a new overpass instead of surface roads, hasn't given up its fight and is now trying to get Mayor Menino to help it convince MassDOT to change its mind. Menino had previously spoken against replacing the overpass with surface...Read more