Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino diagnosed with cancer

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino diagnosed with cancer

BOSTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer and is being treated with intravenous chemotherapy, officials said.

School bus drivers strike in Boston

BOSTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Hundreds of Boston school bus drivers struck unexpectedly Tuesday morning, leaving students and parents looking for alternative transportation.

Poll indicates support for Menino

BOSTON, March 27 (UPI) -- A poll of Boston residents indicates Mayor Thomas M. Menino remains overwhelmingly popular in Boston after nearly two decades in office.

New Englanders take latest storm in stride

BOSTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- New Englanders shrugged off another weekend snowstorm. This one dumped up to 5 inches of snow that was whipped around by strong winds.

Boston police officer honored for heroism

BOSTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A Boston police officer was honored for leaping into the cold waters of Boston Harbor to rescue a woman who had fallen or jumped in.
Mayor's illness raises political pulses

Mayor's illness raises political pulses

BOSTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The extended hospitalization of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has tongues wagging about possible successors, observers said.

Boston mayor hospitalized with virus

BOSTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino was hospitalized with a virus after coming home two days early from a vacation in Italy, his spokeswoman said.

Menino pledges strict pit bull muzzle law

BOSTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The mayor of Boston vowed to revive a city pit bull muzzling law after police shot one of two loose pit bulls that were terrorizing part of the city.

Boston mayor has eyelid surgery

BOSTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino had surgery Wednesday to repair drooping eyelids, a condition that had affected his sight, officials said.
Occupy arrests in Boston, Washington

Occupy arrests in Boston, Washington

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Police arrested more than 100 protesters Tuesday in Washington and Boston as Republican and Democratic politicians split on support of the Occupy rallies.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino hospitalized

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino hospitalized

BOSTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has been hospitalized after falling ill as the result of taking a pain medication, his spokeswoman said.
Texting on road a no-no for Boston workers

Texting on road a no-no for Boston workers

BOSTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino says all city workers will soon be banned from text-messaging while operating city-owned vehicles.

Boston mayor slams Tall Ships planning

BOSTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino says the planning surrounding the upcoming Tall Ships festival has left his city facing a "public safety crisis."
Farm Aid '08 to take place in Boston

Farm Aid '08 to take place in Boston

BOSTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Recording artist John Mellencamp stopped by Copley Square Farmers Market in Massachusetts Tuesday to announce that Farm Aid 2008 is to take place in Boston.

Girl, 9, and brother die in birthday blaze

DORCHESTER, Mass., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts girl and her 11-year-old brother died in a fire just hours after the girl's ninth birthday party.
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Thomas M. Menino

Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, United States and the city's first Italian-American mayor.

Born in Readville, a part of Boston's Hyde Park neighborhood, Menino was educated at Chamberlayne Junior College (AA, Business Management, 1963) and the University of Massachusetts Boston (BA, Community Planning, 1988). He currently resides in Hyde Park with his wife, Angela Faletra. They have two children: Susan and Thomas Jr.

Menino had served nine years on Boston's city council when Ray Flynn left the mayor's seat to become US ambassador to the Vatican. The council president at the time, Menino became acting mayor for four months before being elected to his first term in November 1993, defeating State Representative Jim Brett with 64% of the vote and becoming the city's first non-Irish-American mayor since 1930. After running unopposed for a second term in 1997, Menino defeated Boston City Councillor Peggy Davis-Mullen in 2001 for a third term with 76% of the vote and in 2005 garnered 67% of the vote in beating Maura Hennigan, another councillor. As of July 13th, 2009 Menino will become the longest-serving mayor in Boston history.

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