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Timeline: The Life And Career Of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino

October 30, 2014
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks during a news conference at Boston City Hall, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, held to discuss a lookout for possible terror suspects who may be headed to the area. The FBI notified Boston area law enforcement Wednesday to be on the lookout for four Chinese nationals described as possible terror suspects who may be headed to the area. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

As Boston’s longest serving mayor, Menino led the city through a lot of transformation over the 20 years he spent at its helm.

Thomas Menino, A Boston Political Giant, Dies

October 30, 2014
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks during a news conference at Boston City Hall, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, held to discuss a lookout for possible terror suspects who may be headed to the area. The FBI notified Boston area law enforcement Wednesday to be on the lookout for four Chinese nationals described as possible terror suspects who may be headed to the area. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, who guided the city for 20 transformative years, has lost his last battle. He was 71.

Dracut Truck Driver Avoids Jail In Webster Hit-And-Run

October 30, 2014

A Dracut truck driver has avoided jail time after pleading guilty to leaving the scene after striking a pedestrian who later died.

4 Admit To Taking Bribes From Cabbies At Logan

October 30, 2014

Four Massachusetts Port Authority employees have pleaded guilty to taking bribes from cab drivers and letting them cut ahead of other taxis to pick up fares at Logan International Airport.

Coakley Tries To Clarify Debate Response On Campaign Trail

October 30, 2014

As Republican Charlie Baker faces questions over a tearful response during the front-runner candidates’ final televised debate, his opponent, Democrat Martha Coakley, is also trying to clarify one of her debate answers.

Questions Surface About Baker’s Tearful Debate Answer

October 30, 2014

Questions are bubbling up about the tears shed thsi week by Republican candidate Charlie Baker. He and his opponent, Democrat Martha Coakley, are trying to campaign flawlessly for the final days before the election.

Forecast: Cooler, But Not As Cold As Weekend Looks

October 30, 2014

Thursday is a nice late October day with highs in the 50s. It will feel cooler than yesterday for sure, but with the sunshine it will be a nice day to be outside.

Gov’s Race Polls Offer Little Consistency

October 30, 2014

If you are confident in your prediction for Tuesday, I’d suggest caution.

WBUR Poll Shows Which Voting Blocs Have Shifted Toward Baker

October 30, 2014

Our polling shows that Coakley’s support has stayed mostly flat, while Baker has climbed up to meet her. Here’s how he closed the gap.

Rondo Returns And Helps Celtics Beat Nets

October 30, 2014
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo dribbles against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, left, in the first quarter of the season opener in Boston Wednesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Point guard Rajon Rondo had 13 points and 12 assists to lead the Celtics to victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Baker Fisherman Story Rooted In 2010 Campaign

October 29, 2014

Republican Charlie Baker’s tearful debate story Tuesday night about a fisherman from New Bedford and his two sons dates back to 2010 campaign.

Biden Campaigns For 6th District Congressional Hopeful Moulton 

October 29, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden, left, applauds as Democrat Seth Moulton, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, waves to the audience as he approaches the microphone during a campaign event, Wednesday in Lynn. (Steven Senne/AP)

Vice President Joe Biden has made a stop in Massachusetts to rally Democrats in the 6th Congressional District, where political newcomer Seth Moulton is locked in a hotly-contested race with Republican Richard Tisei.

Walsh: Boston Preparing For Climate Change

October 29, 2014

Mayor Marty Walsh says Boston has made significant strides in preparing for major natural disasters, rising sea levels and other impacts to the ever-changing climate on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.

Mass. Amps Up Security In Wake Of General Terror Threats

October 29, 2014

Massachusetts public safety agencies are beefing up security at public buildings and locations around the state as a response to recent violence both domestic and abroad, including the attack last week at Canada’s capitol.

Commentary: Baker Wins Debate By ‘Losing It’

October 29, 2014
Charlie Baker, following Tuesday night's gubernatorial debate (Steven Senne/AP)

In the final gubernatorial debate, Republican Charlie Baker cried in recalling an encounter he had with a fisherman.

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