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

Menino passed away Thursday morning of cancer that had metastasized and spread to his liver and lymph nodes. He was 71.

WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer and Anthony Brooks remember his legacy.

Guest

Jack Beatty, news analyst for On Point, senior editor of The Atlantic and co-author with Tom Menino of "Mayor for a New America."

Tiziana Dearing, associate professor at Boston College and former president of Catholic Charities. She tweets @tiziana_dearing.

Rev. Jeffrey Brown, co-founder and departing executive director of Boston’s Ten Point Coalition. He tweets @RECAP_INTL.

Rev. Ray Hammond, pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Jamaica Plain. He tweets @PastorRayH.

Larry DiCara, former Boston city councilor.

Ray Flynn, former mayor of Boston and former ambassador to the Vatican.

Bob Oakes, host of WBUR's Morning Edition. He tweets @bob_oakes.

David Boeri, WBUR senior reporter. He tweets @davidboeri.

Peter Canellos, executive editor of POLITICO and former editorial page editor of The Boston Globe.

Adrian Walker, columnist for The Boston Globe. He tweets @Adrian_Walker.

Barney Frank, former congressman. He tweets @BarneyFrank.

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WBUR: Thomas Menino, A Boston Political Giant, Dies

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

Radio Boston: ‘Mayor For A New America': Tom Menino’s Much-Awaited Memoir

  • "There’s a new book out that’s being devoured by people fascinated with Boston politics and its complicated, storied and often messy history. It’s the much-awaited memoir by former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who’s now 71 years old and stepped down earlier this year after 20 years in office."

WBUR: Menino Took Small Steps, Made Major Changes

  • "In just a few days, Mayor Thomas Menino will turn in the keys to City Hall. Marty Walsh will be the first new mayor of Boston in the past two decades."

This segment aired on October 30, 2014.

Sacha Pfeiffer Twitter Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.

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