Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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As part of his 15th annual Boston Parks and Recreation Department Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series, Mayor Thomas Menino will appear at Clarendon Street Play Lot, 260 Clarendon St. in Back Bay next Tuesday. The coffee hour will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., according to the mayor's office. The meetings are running city-wide through June 3. The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents an opportunity to speak directly with the mayor about open space and other needs in their neighborhoods. Through these one-on-one discussions and a suggestion box at each site, Menino looks forward to hearing how the City of Boston can improve upon local parks, public areas, and city services. All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by …
The outgoing Boston leader cautioned residents not to focus too much on the negative as the mayoral race heats up.
Mayor Tom Menino cautioned Boston residents not to focus on negative portrayals of the Boston Public School system as the city’s mayoral race heats up. Speaking at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new playground at Harvard-Kent Elementary School in Charlestown on May 10, Menino touted the progress public schools have made in recent years and asked residents not to allow anyone to “tear this school system down” in the coming months. “We’ve made a lot of progress in the Boston Public Schools in the last several years. It’s because of a lot of reasons—teachers, principals, the superintendent, the community—and I tell you, the graduation rate is up, dropout rates are down, more kids are going on to college,” Menino said. He spoke of how the …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Swans Romeo and Juliet made their debut at the Public Garden Tuesday afternoon.
The crowd cheered as Boston's two beloved swans, Romeo and Juliet, made their way into the Boston Public Garden lagoon Tuesday morning, at the 25th Annual Return of the Swans celebration. Led by a brass band, the parade ran from near the "Make Way For Ducklings" statue to the George Washington statue and over the pedestrian footbridge to the lagoon, where Mayor Tom Menino welcomed the swans to their summer home. According to the city, the swans wintered at the Franklin Park Zoo. Check out our videos of the parade and the swans entrance into the lagoon. If you were there, be sure to add your photos and video to the gallery, by clicking the 'Upload Photos and Videos' button.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Mayor Tom Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick are asking people to honor the Boston Marathon bombing victims exactly one week after the tragic events.
The city of Boston and communities throughout Massachusetts are being asked to join in a moment of silence on Monday at 2:50 p.m.—the time the two bombs went off, within about 10 seconds of one another, near the finish line of the 117th annual Boston Marathon. The minute of silence at 2:50 p.m. will honor the victims and families of those injured and killed by the terrorist attacks. Following the moment of silence, bells throughout Boston and the state will ring, according to a statement from Boston Mayor Tom Menino’s office. “Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Governor Deval L. Patrick and One Fund Boston are calling upon Boston and all communities across the Commonwealth to join together in a Moment of Silence Monday afternoon, exactly one week …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Mayor doesn't mince words at Spaulding Rehab event.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino didn't mince words when asked about the marathon bombing suspect currently under heavy guard at Beth Israel Hospital after Friday's manhunt. "Who cares," Menino answered reporters when asked about the man's condition. When asked about the condition of the MBTA officer who was injured during Friday's manhunt, Menino was softer in his response. "He’s showing some improvement. It's encouraging to us," he said. The mayor was attending a celebration marking the grand opening of Spaulding Rehabilitation Network's new hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard Saturday night and spoke to reporters prior to the event. When asked about the events of the past week, Menino said, "This city has never worked more efficiently than it …
The rehabilitation hospital will mark the opening of its new location in the Charlestown Navy Yard—and the spirit of the city—with a special event for staff and officials.
Though a community open house on Sunday was postponed Friday in the midst of a citywide lockdown and manhunt for suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, Spaulding Rehabilitation Center will go ahead with other plans to celebrate its grand opening in the Charlestown Navy Yard this weekend. Spaulding representatives had planned to hold a small thank you gala for donors, staff and local and state officials Friday night, but the event was canceled. Following Friday’s arrest, an even bigger celebration has been organized for tonight, with a performance by the Boston Pops, speaker Mayor Tom Menino and a “rousing sing-a-long” of “Sweet Caroline”—a special nod to the city’s “Boston Strong” spirit. “I’ve never been more proud to be part of Boston …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Menino said he feels humbled and grateful to have served as mayor of Boston "during its best days."
After 20 years of serving as mayor of Boston, Mayor Thomas M. Menino officially announced on Thursday he would not seek re-election. Menino, who after two decades is the city's longest-serving mayor, announced his decision in front of a large crowd of family, friends and supporters at Faneuil Hall's Great Hall. "I am here with the people I love, to tell the city I love, that I will leave the job that I love," Menino said. "I can run, I can win, and I can lead, but not 'in-the-neighborhoods-all-the-time,' as I like," he said.
After 20 years of serving as mayor of Boston, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced on Thursday he would not seek re-election.
After 20 years of serving as mayor of Boston, Mayor Thomas M. Menino officially announced on Thursday he would not seek re-election. Menino, who after two decades is the city's longest-serving mayor, announced his decision in front of a large crowd of family, friends and supporters at Faneuil Hall's Great Hall. "I am here with the people I love, to tell the city I love, that I will leave the job that I love," Menino said. "I can run, I can win, and I can lead, but not 'in-the-neighborhoods-all-the-time,' as I like," he said. Menino said that over the last few months, his health has greatly improved, but he's not still up to his normal pace and not able to spend the amount of time in the neighborhoods that he's used to. "I miss hitting …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Mayor spoke out against Tuesday's outage, that left about 13,000 people without power for about an hour. It was related to the Scotia Street transformer that caused an extended blackout in March.
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Friday, May 4, 2012
Mayor Menino wants some Theater District clubs to close earlier than 2 a.m.. Do you think closing times for Back Bay venues should be earlier, as well?
"The neighborhood as a whole has long been wracked by violence, much of which occurs on Tremont, Warrenton and Stuart streets as thousands spill out of the clubs after the 2 a.m. closing time," said Boston Herald writer Dave Wedge in his article about Menino's efforts to curb club violence in the Theater District. He quoted Menino's letter to the Boston's liquor licensing board about the Theather District clubs, which says, "By staggering the hours of operation of the alcoholic beverage licenses of these establishments on a rotating basis, we can achieve a more effective dispersal of patrons and protect the entire Theatre District." Would the Back Bay also benefit from earlier and staggered club closing times? Vote in our poll and leave …