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Week In The News: Midterms, Ebola And Mayor Tom Menino

October 31, 2014
Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP)

Quarantines and Ebola. An exploding rocket. Apple’s CEO comes out. Hawaiian lava flows. Midterms in the home stretch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis Remembers Menino

October 30, 2014

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis discusses the legacy of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who died Thursday at 7.

Sen. Warren: With Menino’s Death, The City Of Boston Loses A Great Fighter

October 30, 2014

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren discusses the legacy of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who died Thursday at 71.

Religious Leaders To Gather In Mattapan To Remember Menino

October 30, 2014

Religious leaders from several congregations will gather at Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan Thursday evening to celebrate the life of Thomas Menino.

Coakley, Baker Say There Are Political Lessons In Menino’s Legacy

October 30, 2014

Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston’s history, is being remembered as a political giant. He passed away Thursday morning at 71 after a battle with cancer.

Peter Meade: Dudley Square Is Where Menino Left His Mark

October 30, 2014

Peter Meade, a business and civic leader who ran the Boston Redevelopment Authority under former Mayor Thomas Menino, joined WBUR’s All Things Considered to discuss Menino’s legacy.

Former City Councilor Rob Consalvo: Menino Gave His All To Moving Boston Forward

October 30, 2014

Former City Councilor Rob Consalvo, who grew up in the Menino’s community of Hyde Park and considered him a family friend, also came to know the mayor as a mentor.

At City Hall, Menino Remembered As ‘A Giant’

October 30, 2014

Those who worked closest with former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who died Thursday at 71 after a battle with cancer, are remembering him as someone who worked tirelessly for the people.

Bostonians Share Their Personal Encounters With Former Mayor Menino

October 30, 2014
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Considering so many of Boston’s residents were able to meet Thomas Menino during his long tenure as the city’s mayor, we asked them to share stories.

Mass. Economic Growth Lags Nation’s In Q3

October 30, 2014

Economic growth in Massachusetts slowed in the third quarter to a 3.2 percent annualized rate. The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5 percent from July through September.

Thomas Menino, Boston’s Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

October 30, 2014
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at Faneuil Hall in 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Former Mayor Thomas Menino passed away Thursday morning of cancer that had metastasized and spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

In Remembrance: Boston Reflects On Former Mayor Menino

October 30, 2014
Flags fly at half mast in front of City Hall Thursday. Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, passed away Thursday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 71. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Remembrances poured in through social media after the news that Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest serving mayor, died Thursday at 71 after battling cancer.

Thomas Menino, Boston’s Longest Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

October 30, 2014
Picture of Boston's longest-serving mayor, Thomas Menino. The former mayor died on October 30, 2014. He was 71. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR’s Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.

Menino Put His Stamp On Boston’s Skyline

October 30, 2014
A view from the Seaport District of Boston's downtown waterfront. (Flickr/Corey Templeton)

As Bostonians say goodbye to their former longtime mayor, who passed away Thursday at 71, they’re working and living in a city that Thomas Menino helped shape — old neighborhoods and new developments alike.

‘Urban Mechanic’ Menino Never Wanted To Be Anything More Than Mayor

October 30, 2014
Thomas Menino, in a 2013 file photo (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

He was the accidental mayor. But once there, Thomas Menino set another record for longevity. He had his fingers in everything, you could find him everywhere.

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