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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...

Boston Swears In First New Mayor In 20 Years

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Martin Walsh has been sworn in as mayor of Boston, beginning a new political era in the city. Walsh took the oath of office during an...

Longtime Mayor Reflects Back On Storied Career

AP | AMY CRAWFORD | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — When Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino steps down after 20 years, it will feel like the end of an era for many of his constituents, a gene...

Big Papi For Mayor?

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | Sports

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is apparently so popular in the city that some residents think he should be may...

WATCH: The Guy Joe Biden Mistakenly Called Up On Election Night

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.07.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Joe Biden thought he was calling Boston's newly elected mayor for a congratulatory phone call, when he mistakenly called Marty Walsh, a political cons...

A Teachers' Platform for Mayor Walsh

Teach Plus | Posted 11.06.2013 | Education
Teach Plus

Boston teachers weigh in on what Mayor Walsh should prioritize in Boston schools By Rhiannon Varmette and Sean McAdam We'd like to welcome Mayor Ma...

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 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...

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...

Mayor 'Raring To Go' After Major Procedure

AP | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has been released from the hospital after prostate surgery and says he is "raring to go." Menino, 70, was r...

Boston Mayor Fractures Leg, In Hospital Again

AP | RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Mayor Thomas Menino, who has fought several recent health issues, was recovering and resting comfortably after surgery on Saturday to r...

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.

Prominent Mayor Released From Hospital

AP | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (meh-NEE'-noh) has left a hospital just in time for Christmas. The longest-serving mayor in the city's history w...

House Candidate Says Mayors Against Chick-Fil-A 'Need To Be Introduced To 2nd Amendment'

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

A Mississippi congressional candidate said that mayors who oppose Chick-fil-A because of CEO Dan Cathy's views on same-sex marriage "need to be introd...

Shut Down Chick-fil-A Properly

James Peron | Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Chick-fil-A owner Don Cathy may deny me equality of rights, but I cannot lower myself to his level and deny him equality of rights. He has the right to ignorant opinions, and the right to run restaurants.

Frank Pays Tribute To Legendary Mentor

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

BOSTON — Former Mayor Kevin White was remembered Wednesday as a towering political presence who guided a stunning rebirth of Boston's downtown w...