Menino was 'bold, big-hearted, and Boston strong,' Obama says

In and around the sturdy fortress of Boston's City Hall on Thursday, workers' faces were solemn, their eyes welling with tears, as they struggled to come to terms with the death of former mayor Thomas M. Menino. The TV monitor in the building's main

Menino was first elected in 1993 and built a formidable political machine that ended decades of Irish domination of city politics, at least temporarily. He won re-election four times. He was the city's first Italian-American mayor and served in the

Menino was first elected in 1993 and built a formidable political machine that ended decades of Irish domination of city politics, at least temporarily. He won re-election four times. He was the city's first Italian-American mayor and served in the

St. 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

Former Mayor Thomas Menino's time at Boston University was short, but he leaves an indelible impression with his fellow faculty, students, and staff. Signing on last February to lead the Initiative on Cities, Menino (Hon.