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  • Tears and shock around Boston City Hall - Boston Globe

    Boston GlobeTears and shock around Boston City HallBoston GlobeOne of the workers, who would identify herself only as Mel because she was not authorized to speak, recalled Menino in the early 2000s attending a big feast at a popular undertaker's house in East Boston. “Tom would come in and eat,'' said Mel, who has ...and more »

    October 31, 2014 2:59 AM EDT
  • NH Remembers Boston Mayor Tom Menino - WMUR Manchester

    NH Remembers Boston Mayor Tom MeninoWMUR ManchesterHE GREW UP IN EAST BOSTON AND REMEMBERS THE DAY MENINO TOOK TOP POST AT CITY HALL. WE WERE JUST UNBELIEVABLY GLORIFIED WHEN HE BECAME MAYOR OF BOSTON. FIRST ITALIAN AMERICAN TO BECOME MAYOR OF ...and more »

    October 30, 2014 11:20 PM EDT
  • Mr. Boston: Mayor Thomas M. Menino (1942-2014) - Boston.com

    Mr. Boston: Mayor Thomas M. Menino (1942-2014)Boston.comSt. Patricks Day Political Breakfast at the Ironworkers Local 7 Hall, March 2001 Next. Inaugural Address, January 1994. Frank O'Brien/Globe staff. Inaugural Address, January 1994 Next. East Boston High School. David L. Ryan/Globe staff. East Boston High ...and more »

    October 30, 2014 8:10 PM EDT
  • National group returns money raised to support Massachusetts bottle bill ... - The Republican - masslive.com

    National group returns money raised to support Massachusetts bottle bill ...The Republican - masslive.comA woman wheels her bottles and cans into a redemption center in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston one day last month. If approved on Nov. 4, a ballot measure would expand the state's law by adding 5-cent deposits to most non-alcoholic and ....

    October 30, 2014 5:57 PM EDT
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  • MBTA: Service resuming after track issue shuts down Green Line

    A track issue on the MBTA's Green Line at the Boylston Street stop shut down a good portion of the train line Friday morning, but T officials said service was slowly resuming. All four lines of the Green Line — B, C, D and E — were affected for both inbound and outbound train service. All inbound service was stopping at Kenmore and there were no i...

    October 31, 2014 9:48 AM EDT
  • Our picks for the scariest tech products made in Boston (slide show)

    Boston is one of the best cities in the world for innovative products. But sometimes, a little bit of creepiness seeps into that innovation. Take the Atlas robot, for example. This humanoid robot made by Boston Dynamics, now part of Google, is strong and coordinated enough to climb difficult terrain using robot hands and feet. When you see this he...

    October 31, 2014 8:00 AM EDT
  • Chicopee and South Hadley competing to entice paper company to area

    Chicopee officials have been trying to entice a New York envelope company to locate in the city, hoping it will become the second paper manufacturer to move to the city this year. Mohawk Fine Papers Inc., a fourth-generation family-owned business with facilities in New York, Ohio, California, Washington and the Netherlands, is planning to open a n...

    October 31, 2014 7:20 AM EDT
  • The country's two biggest retirement services firms are now run by Boston CEOs

    The two biggest retirement services providers in the country are now overseen by Boston-based CEOs. You've heard of the first one before. But probably not the second. Yes, of course, Boston-based Fidelity is still No. 1 when it comes to 401(k) plans and the like. But there's a new No. 2 — and it has a new name. Great-West Financial, the U.S. divi...

    October 30, 2014 11:23 PM EDT
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  • Maine nurse in standoff over Ebola defies quarantine, rides bike

    In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.

  • Dalai Lama speaking at Boston hotel and MIT

    The Dalai Lama was to continue his round of appearances in Boston, with speaking engagements at a downtown hotel and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that are expected to draw protests from a group accusing him of human rights abuses and discrimination.

  • IMAGES: FOX 25 viewers with Mayor Menino

    Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino passed away Thursday. He loved his city and it's people, but they may have loved him a bit more. Take a look at some of the photos FOX 25 viewers took with the mayor and shared with us!

  • Judge rejects Hernandez bid to move murder trial

    A Massachusetts judge has rejected a request from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move his trial in the fatal shooting of a semi-professional football player to a different county.

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  • Thomas M. Menino, Boston's longest serving mayor, dies at 71 - Boston Globe

    Boston GlobeThomas M. Menino, Boston's longest serving mayor, dies at 71Boston GlobeThomas Michael Menino, who insisted a mayor doesn't need a grand vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Boston's economy and shape the skyline and the very identity of the city he loved through an unprecedented five consecutive terms in City Hall ...US|Thomas M. M...

    October 30, 2014 9:15 PM EDT
  • Boston Leaders Past and Present Fondly Remember Tom Menino - Boston.com

    Boston Leaders Past and Present Fondly Remember Tom MeninoBoston.comTom Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, was remembered fondly by politicians across the political spectrum on Thursday after news of his death. Barack Obama, US President: Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. Bold, big-hearted, and Boston ...

    October 31, 2014 8:57 AM EDT
  • Tom Menino was the mayor to a city of champions - Boston Globe

    Boston GlobeTom Menino was the mayor to a city of championsBoston GlobeMenino never got past the EMC bar walkway without being stopped by multiple Fenway patrons, all of them happy to be at the ballgame and delighted to bump into the mayor of Boston. I always made a point to get into his ear and ask how the Globe was ...

    October 30, 2014 5:51 PM EDT
  • President Obama, Mayor Walsh and others remember Menino - Boston Globe

    President Obama, Mayor Walsh and others remember MeninoBoston GlobeFormer Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino, who died at age 71, was remembered by friends and colleagues across the nation on Thursday. Following is a collection of some of those comments. This posting will be regularly updated. Vice President Joseph ...

    October 30, 2014 1:48 PM EDT
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  • Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston city councilors react to passing of Thomas Menino - The Republican - masslive.com

    The Republican - masslive.comMayor Marty Walsh, Boston city councilors react to passing of Thomas MeninoThe Republican - masslive.comBOSTON — Dozens of Boston city officials including the current mayor gathered just outside the entrance to Boston City Hall to remember former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino who died earlier on Thursday. The rows of st...

    October 30, 2014 7:00 PM EDT
  • Mayor Marty Walsh Treated For Kidney Stone - CBS Local

    CBS LocalMayor Marty Walsh Treated For Kidney StoneCBS LocalBOSTON (CBS) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is doing well after a brief visit to Massachusetts General Hospital for a kidney stone, his spokeswoman said Sunday. “Mayor Walsh made a trip to a local hospital today to address a minor medical issue,” ...Boston Mayor Marty Walsh taken to hospital w...

    October 26, 2014 7:24 PM EDT
  • Door to door: Marty Walsh's inside view - Boston Herald

    Boston HeraldDoor to door: Marty Walsh's inside viewBoston HeraldMayor Martin J. Walsh, known for his down-to-earth attitude, remembers where he came from. And unlike, say, Madonna, his hometown accent is still as thick as ever. In private, he is no different. I had the pleasure of touring the mayor's City Hall ...

    October 23, 2014 12:05 AM EDT
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh vetoes $20000 city council pay raise - The Republican - masslive.com

    Boston GlobeBoston Mayor Marty Walsh vetoes $20000 city council pay raiseThe Republican - masslive.comBOSTON — Mayor Martin Walsh vetoed a $20,000 pay raise for Boston city councilors Friday, saying he wanted an independent analysis of how much the elected body should be paid. The council voted 9-4 on Oct. 8 to raise its annual pay from $87,500 to ...

    October 24, 2014 8:28 PM EDT
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  • ABCD mourns passing of Mayor Thomas Menino
    Posted by Frank Conte Thu at 2:57 PM


    Remembered for his devotion and commitment to helping Boston’s most impoverished residents lead lives of dignity and economic opportunity

    Boston – Action for Boston Community Development Inc. (ABCD) grieves the passing of Mayor Thomas Menino. For over 20 years Boston’s longest serving mayor was a champion for the poor, the vulnerable, and the disadvantaged across Boston.

    “It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our mayor for 20 years, Thomas Menino. ABCD recognizes the great privilege it was to work alongside Mayor Menino.” Said John J. Drew, ABCD President/CEO. “Our longstanding collaboration with the mayor spans decades and boasts a legacy of programs that have directly improved the lives of Boston’s most vulnerable children, seniors and working-families”. 

    Menino’s leadership opened doors for thousands of Boston’s low-income communities as he devoted much of his life to ensuring all residents had equal access to social and economic opportunity. A tireless champion for Boston’s low-income youth, Mayor Menino leaves behind a legacy of advocacy for employment and education opportunities. This passion resulted in remarkable summer job programs that continue to put thousands of teens to work every year and a founding role in the creation of both ABCD University and Ostiguy High Schools. Mayor Menino was a tireless fighter for Boston’s elderly and homeless, ABCD benefitting from his advocacy for more fuel assistance and housing throughout some of the city’s most bitter winters.  

    “All of our neighborhood programs partnered with him and his administration to help Boston's poor, elderly and disadvantaged.” added John J. Drew, President/CEO. “I have known the Mayor for many years and grieve the passing of such a great noble warrior on behalf of Boston and all of its citizens. May he rest in peace. Our hearts go out to his children and to Angela, Tom's wife, partner and confidant.”

    ABCD extends its deepest condolences to the Menino family in their loss.

     

    About ABCD:

    ABCD serves more than 100,000 low-income Boston-area residents annually through its central offices and a decentralized network of Neighborhood Service Centers (NSCs), Head Start centers, Family Planning sites and Foster Grandparent sites. Programs and affiliations include Fuel Assistance; Head Start; Child Care Services; Child Care Choices of Boston; Education; Career Development; Housing and Homelessness Services; Health Services; Family Planning; Urban College of Boston; University High – an Alternative High School; Ostiguy High School for high school students in recovery; Weatherization; Foster Grandparents; Elder Services; Intergenerational Programs; management of the Combined Federal Campaign, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and City of Boston employee giving campaigns; advocacy and consumer services.

  • Mayor Walsh's Statement on the passing of former Mayor Tom Menino
    Posted by Frank Conte Thu at 12:23 PM

    Today the City of Boston mourns together.

     

    To any who had come to know him, it is no surprise that more than half of Boston had a direct interaction with Tom Menino. No man possessed a greater love for our City, and his dedicated life in service to Boston and her people and changed the face of the City.

     

    With sheer determination and unmatched work ethic, he took a city that is not as big in size as we are in stature and put us on the world stage as a national leader in health care, education, innovation and the nitty gritty of executing basic city services.

     

    He was a leader on policy issues that shaped the Boston we know today: from the environment, to youth engagement, to innovation, to crime prevention. But more than anything, he was a man of the neighborhoods. He held a profound understanding of the direct and immediate impact that municipal government can have on people, and made it a great priority to ensure that government served people, and not the other way around.

     

    Even in the latest stages of his illness, his concern - first and foremost - was always for Boston. We are forever grateful for Mayor Menino’s guidance, advice, and continued dedication to Boston. And though he has passed, his legacy and spirit will be felt across the City for generations to come.

     

    Because of his leadership, Boston is a better place today.

    From a grateful City: Our prayers are with Angela, Susan and Tommy, their families and friends, and all who loved Tom Menino.

Boston Globe

  • Personal Income and Outlays, September 2014

    Personal income increased $22.7 billion, or 0.2 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $15.7 billion, or 0.1 percent, in September, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) decreased $19.0 billion, or 0.2 percent. In August, personal income increased $50.7 billion, or 0.3 percent, DPI ...

    October 31, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • Gross Domestic Product, 3rd quarter 2014 (advance estimate)

    Real gross domestic product -- the value of the production of goods and services in the United States, adjusted for price changes -- increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 4.6 percent. Full...

    October 30, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, August 2014

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total August exports of $198.5 billion and imports of $238.6 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $40.1 billion, down from $40.3 billion in July, revised. August exports were $0.4 billion more than July exports o...

    October 3, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • State Quarterly Personal Income, 1st quarter 2011-2nd quarter 2014; State Annual Personal Income, 2011-2013

    State personal income growth accelerated to 1.5 percent in the second quarter of 2014 from 1.2 percent in the first quarter. Personal income growth ranged from 2.7 percent in North Dakota and Nebraska to 1.1 percent in New York and Alaska, with growth accelerating in 36 states. Full Text

    September 30, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
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  • A Lesson From My Great-Aunt

    Is Sacrificing a bit of comfort for public health such a great indignity?

    October 30, 2014 2:28 PM EDT
  • The Top 10 Liberal Superstitions

    The 2014 campaign brings a fresh focus on candidates with fervently held, evidence-free beliefs.

    October 30, 2014 3:50 PM EDT
  • Hillary Rodham Warren

    Mrs. Clinton begins her dance with the Democratic left.

    October 30, 2014 3:54 PM EDT
  • Obama Belittles Israel

    The latest snubs and sneers won’t help U.S. interests in the Mideast.

    October 30, 2014 3:42 PM EDT
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