Thousands of firefighters in Boston for funerals of two comrades

Thousands of firefighters in Boston for funerals of two comrades

April 3 (UPI) -- Thousands of firefighters gathered in Boston this week for the funerals of two comrades killed in a conflagration that gutted a small apartment building.
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Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino undergoing treatment for 'advanced' cancer

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino undergoing treatment for 'advanced' cancer

March 16 (UPI) -- The former Boston mayor said he has "great doctors and supportive friends."
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Mayors of Boston, NYC to stay away from St. Patrick's Day parades

BOSTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The mayors of Boston and New York plan to stay away from this year's St. Patrick's Day parades unless gay rights groups are allowed to participate.

Chicago gets inches of snow for New Year's

CHICAGO, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The Chicago area got inches of snow Wednesday while cities across New England and the Midwest declared snow emergencies anticipating a storm to come.

Boston First Night to feature artist who pranked city

BOSTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A video artist whose prank once forced Boston police to scramble to respond to a potential citywide bombing will headline New Year's Eve celebrations there.

State lawmaker Martin Walsh elected mayor of Boston

BOSTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Massachusetts lawmaker Martin J. Walsh defeated City Councilman John R. Connolly in a close race for Boston mayor Tuesday.

Menino apologizes for 'blow up' Detroit comment

BOSTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino apologized Wednesday for saying he would "blow up" Detroit and "start all over" in the bankrupt city.

Mayors say food stamps shouldn't be used to purchase soda

CHICAGO, June 21 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 17 other U.S. mayors sent a letter to Congress suggesting people should not be allowed to buy sugary drinks with food stamps.

Boston mayor 'doing well' after prostate surgery

BOSTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is "doing well" after recent prostate surgery and has met with staff and conducted city business, a spokeswoman says.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to have surgery

BOSTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is to have surgery this week, doctors say.

Mass. Senate hopeful Gomez calls opponent Markey 'pond scum'

BOSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez called his Democratic opponent, Rep. Ed Markey, "pond scum" in an interview.

MIT researcher from Japan killed in hit-and-run; driver tracked down

BOSTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Boston police said they have identified the driver of a truck that struck and killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher from Japan.

NKOTB, Aerosmith, lead Boston Strong benefit concert

BOSTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Homegrown singers New Kids on the Block, Aerosmith and James Taylor will return to Boston with other artists for a concert benefiting marathon victim families.
Marathon bombing suspect charged

Marathon bombing suspect charged

BOSTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged Monday with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Boston bomber suspect may be too injured to interview

BOSTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Officials speculated Sunday on whether Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the suspect in last week's bombing of the Boston Marathon, will ever be able to speak to investigators.
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Thomas Menino
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks to the delegations at the Democratic National Convention at the Fleet Center in Boston on July 26, 2004. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

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

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 James 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 Councilor 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 councilor. On July 13, 2009 Menino became the longest-serving mayor in Boston history. On November 3, 2009 Menino garnered 57% of the vote, defeating Boston City Councilor Michael F. Flaherty and securing an unprecedented fifth term.

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