Thomas Menino, Longest-Serving Boston Mayor, Dead at 71

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino sat in the general audience at the 44th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast held at the Boston Convention Center on Monday morning, January 20, 2014.

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Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, who said he attended so many community meetings over his two decades in office that he personally met half of the city’s residents, has died. He was 71.

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