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Obama: Tom Menino Was 'Bold, Big-Hearted, And Boston Strong'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued a statement Thursday on the death of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, praising the longtime mayor's commitment to revital...

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Diagnosed With Advanced Cancer | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics


Mayors, Moms Merge To Push Gun Control

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun control group founded and financed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced on...

New Vending Machines Will Make Bikers Happy

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By Daniel Lovering BOSTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has unveiled a vending machine that dispenses bicycle helmets...

Boston Gets First New Mayor In 20 Years

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) -- State Rep. Martin Walsh has defeated City Councilor and fellow Democrat John Connolly in a hard-fought race to succeed longtime Boston ...

Boston Feasts on Education

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

The foundation of Boston's future success and economic viability is our schools.

WATCH: Boston Mayor Wants Red Sox To Win 'World Series Cup'

Posted 10.22.2013 | Sports

Despite making their third trip to the Fall Classic in the last ten years, Boston mayor Thomas Menino isn't quite sure just what the Boston Red Sox wi...

Can We All Change Urban Public Schools?

Heidi Legg | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Heidi Legg

Michelle Boyers claims to now have a blueprint that will change the education game and she wants legislation behind it. In it they address to basic problems, such as: What do we do with 1:30 dismissals?

Boston Mayor: I'd 'Blow Up' Detroit

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says he wants to visit Detroit. Why? It seems he has a singular plan for saving the bankrupt city. "I’d blow up the pl...

Boston Politicians Condemn Rolling Stone Cover

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.16.2013 | Media

Rolling Stone's cover about the Boston bombing has morphed from a media controversy to a full-blown political litmus test (see update below). The m...

Big Data: Making Cities Smarter

Phil Simon | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

As I wrote in Too Big To Ignore, Big Data is leading a revolution of sorts. Like any new technology in an era of social media, education and communica...

Wide-Open Field In Race To Succeed City's Longest-Serving Mayor

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

BOSTON, July 17 (Reuters) - The race to succeed Boston's longest-serving mayor remains wide open with none of the dozen candidates seeking the offic...

They Won't Mess With Our Marathon: Boston Is About Passion

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 06.16.2013 | Sports
Daniel Arrigg Koh

We will never understand why anyone would want to commit such tragedy. But there's one thing that's clear -- they won't mess with our Marathon. Bostonians will never allow it. Next year, the runners will be even more determined, and the crowds will be larger. It's in our spirit -- and it's unbreakable.

Key Mayoral Race Heats Up

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

By Scott Malone BOSTON, April 2 (Reuters) - Two Democrats jumped into the race to succeed Boston's longest-serving mayor on Tuesday, t...

Longtime Mayor Reportedly Calling It Quits

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

BOSTON, March 27 (Reuters) - Boston Mayor Tom Menino, a Democrat who has run the city for almost two decades, will not seek a sixth term, the Boston...

What Government Should Relearn From Business (And It's Not Efficiency)

Mitchell Weiss | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Mitchell Weiss

The next wave of successful public-private partnerships won't be top down, process-driven and systems-heavy. Businesses that learn to help government cultivate and harness its own strength -- in community -- will serve our democracy best.

Boston Gets Big Data

Phil Simon | Posted 04.16.2013 | Home
Phil Simon

At some point in the past few years, Thomas M. Menino (Boston's longest-serving mayor) realized that it was no longer 1950.

Boston Mayor Calls On City To Prepare For Next Climate Calamity

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green

BOSTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which brought historic flooding to the greater New York area, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino ...

Dear President Obama and Speaker Boehner

Thomas M. Menino | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Thomas M. Menino

In Washington, "winning the 24-hour news cycle" is victory. You know what victory is for patients down the hall from me? Walking.

Boston Teachers Union, School District Reach Tentative Deal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

After two and a half years of stalled negotiations, the Boston Teachers Union and the School Department reached a tentative agreement Wednesday that w...

Boston Mayor To Chick-Fil-A President: Anti-Gay Stance Is 'Insult' To City

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The media firestorm over Chick-fil-A's financial contributions to anti-gay organizations seems to have no end in sight. Now, after Boston Mayor Th...

If the Giants or Pats Get a Parade, Shouldn't Iraq Vets?

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

The ticker-tape parade is a slice of Americana as old as the Statue of Liberty. It's an honor reserved for a select few (sort of), from astronauts returning from space to military heroes to beloved politicians like Teddy Roosevelt. It's also happened for baseball player Sammy Sosa, and even the President of Indonesia. This weekend, either the New England Patriots or New York Giants will earn the title "champion" at the Super Bowl, and be treated to a victory parade in Boston or New York City as a result. Getting Super Bowl-champ football players a parade in their hometowns is never an issue. But Iraq War veterans? They deserve a little praise, too.

Boston Bans Sodas On City Property

Slashfood | Clare Leschin | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home

Boston's long-time mayor, Thomas M. Menino just made quenching the thirst of city-workers that much harder. According to The Boston Globe, Menino issu...