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Tom Menino

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...

Voters Choosing Replacement For Longtime Figure

Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — City voters were taking a major step toward ushering in a new political era as they went to the polls Tuesday to whittle down a field ...

New York's Competitive Advantage

Peter Ubertaccio | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Ubertaccio

In the quest to maintain a vibrant and aggressive political climate, Boston has failed where New York has succeeded.

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...

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...

Boston Mayor: Suspects Acted Alone

AP | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Boston Mayor Tom Menino says information he has indicates that the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing acted alone. Menino tells AB...

Longtime Boston Mayor To Retire

AP | STEVE LeBLANC and BOB SALSBERG | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, struggling to keep his emotions in check, told well-wishers gathered at historic Faneuil Hall on Thursday that h...

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...

WATCH: Boston Abuzz Over Potential Vibrator Handout

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.19.2012 | Small Business

There's a buzz about Boston Mayor Tom Menino's office lately, and it isn't because of too much coffee. It's the vibrators. Menino has been leading ...

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...

Chick-fil-A Dustup Shows Freedom for Fundamentalists Is a One-Way Street

Wayne Besen | Posted 09.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

The truth is, Chick-fil-A should be able to open wherever it wants in the same way that I should be able to marry in any state that I want.

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

Posted 07.26.2012 | Gay 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...

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...

Mayor Wants 'Outrageous' Shirts Removed From Store Display

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.21.2011 | Style

Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino is urging Nike to remove from a Nike store display T-shirts that he says promote drug use. The shirts, which hang in ...