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Boston's Beloved, Brash Mayor Menino Dead at 71

Served 5 terms, diagnosed with cancer a month after leaving office

(Newser) - Thomas Menino, the colorful mayor of Boston who once scoffed that "visionaries don't get things done," then proceeded to shape his beloved city on a pretty visionary level, died today of cancer, reports the Boston Globe . He was 71. He was diagnosed in February, a month after... More »

Longtime Boston Mayor Fighting 'Advanced Cancer'

Docs stumped as to source of Menino's cancer

(Newser) - Boston's longtime former mayor, Thomas Menino, is battling what the Globe calls an "advanced cancer"—and one that has thus far stumped his doctors since his diagnosis last month. The cancer has metastasized to his liver and lymph nodes, but doctors are clueless as to where it... More »

Boston Mayor: Sorry I Said I'd Blow Up Detroit

Menino apologizes after Detroit mayor takes offense

(Newser) - Detroit's a little touchy these days , as Boston Mayor Tom Menino has found out. Menino apologized yesterday for his "poor choice of words" while offering a little constructive criticism about the bankrupt city, reports CBS News . The flap began when Menino told the New York Times magazine that... More »

Boston Fire Chief 'Failed' Marathon Test: Deputies

Department unanimous in 'no confidence' letter

(Newser) - Boston Fire Department Chief Steve Abraira failed to take charge at the Boston Marathon bombing scene, and is hence unfit for the job, all 13 of the department's deputy chiefs have declared. In a letter to the mayor obtained by the Boston Herald , the deputies say Abraira became a... More »

Boston Mayor: Tsarnaev Brothers Acted Alone

Thomas Menino defends shutting city down for manhunt

(Newser) - Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told ABC's This Week that, as far as he knows, the Boston Marathon bombing investigation has not uncovered any suspects other than the Tsarnaev brothers. "All the information I have is they acted alone," he said, according to Politico . He also defended the... More »

Protesters Spoil Chick-fil-A Opening

Meanwhile Chicago franchise owner urges Rahm to eat there

(Newser) - Fast food lovers had camped out all night for the grand opening of a Chick-fil-A in Laguna Hills, California, but their plans were foiled this morning as gay rights protesters descended on the restaurant, and company management made everyone disperse, NBC San Diego reports. The chicken chain has suddenly become... More »

Bloomberg Rips Congress Over Stalled Gun Control Laws

New York mayor evokes Gabrielle Giffords in criticism of Capitol Hill

(Newser) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to know "who has to get killed" for Congress to support gun control laws. Appearing on Meet the Press today, Bloomberg said he has made a gun control ad with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to air during the Super Bowl, Mediaite reports. Then... More »

Occupy Boston Holds Ground After Eviction Deadline

Police hold back as protesters party night away

(Newser) - Boston's mayor wanted Occupy protesters evicted by midnight last night, but police haven't taken action as some protesters stand their ground. Though Thomas Menino set an eviction deadline, he didn't say when the camp should be forcibly closed down, police said. "We're continuing to work... More »

100 Arrested at Occupy Boston

Officials feared harm to nearby shrubbery

(Newser) - Police descended on the Occupy Boston protest at around 1:20am today, dispersing a second tent city that had sprung up on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, across the street from the first. A line of veterans carrying American flags tried to stand between police and the protesters, but police advanced... More »

Italian Leaves Home— and Pets—to Boston

But locals plan grab for $700K estate

(Newser) - Boston just got a new piece of real estate—in Italy. An Italian man whose mother and aunt lived in Boston left his estate to the city, the Boston Globe reports. But if Beantown wants it, it's going to have to do some petsitting. “The City of Boston, MA,... More »

Boston Mayor: Sorry About Torture Rant

Menino caught on tape saying he'd like to 'slowly torture' killers

(Newser) - Boston Mayor Tom Menino apologized today for an off-the-cuff rant in which he said he’d like to “torture” the three people accused of murdering a deliveryman in Hyde Park. “If I saw these guys in a dark alley, I’d like to have a fight with them,... More »

Cop Suspended for Gates Slur Sues Over Civil Rights

(Newser) - The Boston police officer suspended for referring to Henry Louis Gates as a “banana-eating jungle monkey” is suing the city and the department for violating his civil rights, the Globe reports. The BPD, police commissioner, and mayor are “conspiring to intentionally inflict emotional distress” and interfering with Justin... More »

Mayors Call for Middle Ground on Guns

Bloomberg, Boston counterpart lay out consensus changes

(Newser) - Extremist-driven debate over gun control “made for good political theater,” but it hasn’t accomplished much, mayors Michael Bloomberg of New York and Thomas Menino of Boston write in the Wall Street Journal. Now that the Supreme Court has clarified the issue, it’s time to implement some... More »

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