Kevin White’s Passing

On Jan. 27, 2012, former longtime Boston Mayor Kevin White died at the age of 82.

Hundreds Attend Funeral Mass For Former Mayor White

February 01, 2012
The Boston Police Pipes & Drums leads the funeral motorcade down Belvidere Street toward St. Cecilia Church. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Hundreds turned out for the funeral Mass for Kevin White. The 82-year-old former Boston mayor died Friday night after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Live Coverage: White Funeral Service

February 01, 2012
Pallbearers carry Kevin White's casket into St. Cecilia Church in Boston's Back Bay on Wednesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Hundreds have packed St. Cecilia Church in Boston’s Back Bay for the funeral of the late former Mayor Kevin White.

Rep. Frank On What He Learned From Mayor White

February 01, 2012

Mayor Kevin White launched the political career of 16-term Rep. Barney Frank. Frank will be delivering one of the eulogies at the funeral Mass for White later on Wednesday.

Hundreds Attend Wake To Remember White

February 01, 2012
Line of people extending down Beacon Street past the State House (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Mourners crowd a wake on Beacon Hill to pay their respects to the late former longtime Boston Mayor Kevin White.

Bostonians Honor Former Mayor White At Wake

January 31, 2012
A bagpiper plays as visitors enter Boston's Parkman House for the wake for former Mayor Kevin White Tuesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A long line of mourners moved through Boston’s Parkman House Tuesday afternoon for the wake of former Mayor Kevin White.

White And Curley: Two Boston Mayors, Two Different Times

January 31, 2012

As Boston holds a wake for the late Mayor Kevin White Tuesday, we talk about his significance to Boston and compare him with another four-term mayor, James Michael Curley.

White’s Busing Legacy His ‘Biggest Blemish,’ Says Former City Councilor

January 30, 2012
Police take an unidentified youth into custody following stoning of school buses after they had left South Boston High School on the second day of court-ordered busing in Boston, Sept. 14, 1974. (AP)

The first black president of the Boston City Council discusses former Mayor Kevin White’s complicated legacy of race relations.

Information: Kevin White’s Boston Wake, Funeral

January 30, 2012
Parkman House (Steve Brown/WBUR)

Boston is preparing to honor the late former Mayor Kevin White. Here are the details.

Former Globe Columnist Recalls White’s Political Career

January 30, 2012

As Kevin White strode across Boston’s political stage, serving from 1968 until 1984, perhaps the most prominent journalist covering him was longtime Boston Globe Metro columnist Mike Barnicle.

At Faneuil Hall, Former City Councilor DiCara Recalls The White Years

January 30, 2012

The City of Boston has set two days of mourning this week to honor the late Boston Mayor Kevin White. On Sunday, we headed downtown with former Boston City Councilor Larry DiCara to visit a spot a lot of Bostonians have been coming to in the last couple of days.

Kevin White: A Reporter Remembers

January 29, 2012
With his hearty handshake, Boston Mayor Kevin White, right, greets Democratic vice presidential candidate Sargent Shriver on Sept. 5, 1972, at City Hall in Boston. (AP)

Former Boston Mayor Kevin White, who died Friday, was the political version of the Bruins’ legendary Bobby Orr, writes WBUR’s David Boeri.

Kevin White’s Legacy: A Larger-Than-Life Mayor

January 29, 2012
Former Boston Mayor Kevin White outside Faneuil Hall in Boston Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006. (AP)

The late Kevin White left his mark on Boston, and is often credited with being the visionary who made the city what it is today. We look at his legacy.

Boston Remembers Kevin White

January 28, 2012
Flowers lay at the foot of Kevin White's statue near Faneuil Hall in Boston. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)

Boston-area residents are remembering Kevin White as a mayor who had his ups and downs, but did a great deal of good — including bringing new development and energy to Boston. White served as mayor from 1968 to 1984.

Former Staffers Recall White’s Deep Love For Boston

January 28, 2012

Tributes poured in Saturday for longtime Boston Mayor Kevin White, who died Friday at the age of 82. Two city leaders who got their starts working for White joined WBUR to remember his legacy, and what he meant to Boston.

Former Boston Mayor Kevin White Has Died At 82

January 27, 2012
Former Boston Mayor Kevin White, center, with current Mayor Thomas Menino, left, and former Mayor Raymond Flynn prior to the unveiling of White's statue on Nov. 1, 2006, in Boston. (AP)

Former Mayor Kevin H. White, who led the city for 16 years, including racially turbulent years in the 1970s, died Friday, a family spokesman said. He was 82.

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