The “announcement” made international news and at 4:00 pm on Thursday the ground was actually shaking from the helicopters hovering over Faneuil Hall. After 20 years, Boston’s longest serving Mayor, Thomas M. Menino, made it official that he will not seek re-election for a sixth term. Here is a selection of news, images and videos of this historic moment.
Pizzeria Regina Ranked Best Pizza in New England; Ernesto’s and Umberto’s Also Make List
Boston recently placed #3 in a nationwide Trip Advisor survey, beating out New York City (#4) while lagging San Diego (#1) and Las Vegas (#2). Following up on survey, WCVB used their Facebook page to have fans rank the best slice of pizza in New England. Three of the North End’s pizza shops make the Read More…
Mayor’s Weekly Column
From the Desk of Thomas M. Menino
There has been a lot of focus over the last several months on the troubling increase in gang-related youth violence in our neighborhoods. While gang violence is certainly not a new issue, the nature of gang activity among youth has evolved and we have had to adapt our strategy accordingly. In collaboration with state and federal government agencies and community partners, the City of Boston has launched a targeted, community-based strategy to more effectively suppress violence in Boston’s neighborhoods and support the families and residents in those communities. Reducing violence is a job that no single agency can do alone, but it’s one we all can do if we act together.
Mayor Menino and CityFeast Supporters Brave Cold to Support Fight Against Diabetes
Despite the frigid cold on Sunday night, hundreds came out for the 9th Annual CityFeast benefit, “Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes.” Former Mayor Thomas Menino and wife Angela joined the crowd at Antico Forno, the North End home base for CityFeast founder Carla Agrippino Gomes. “I am a diabetic and this disease is our modern-day Read More…