We thought we’d take the opportunity to lovingly acknowledge some of Menino's rifts with alternative media you haven’t heard much about in the past week.
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I didn't hang at Evan Falchuk's campaign office on Tremont Street past midnight just for kicks this morning. Nor was I only there for the beer, much of which was being sipped and spilled in celebration.
The day after thousands waited in the snow and cold for one last glimpse of Mayor Tom Menino, many more returned to Faneuil Hall for his Hizzonner's final send-off. As the media waited for the casket to be carried out, Bostonians scrambled for the few "Thank You Mayor Menino" signs available and rapped with dozens of police getting the route ready.
Sometimes you just have to suspend the fantasy that we live in a Utopian democracy, and bow to the king. Even if that king felt passionately that every individual should play a special role in their community.
Yesterday was such a time. Everyone who flocked to Faneuil Hall for the memorial service ...
The Daily News of Newburyport reports that Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett told a roomful of people that “the increased potency of cannabis … which is often laced with high percentages of THC, ecstasy or crystal meth” has been in part responsible for 100 heroin overdoses in his jurisdiction this year alone.
In the past, her concerns have included stopping abortions and gay marriage, getting government out of public education, and witchcraft.
I covered his administration. I would often stalk him by his black SUV in the horseshoe driveway in back of City Hall to press him on the news of the day. Some days, he’d be furious with me about something I had written. Other times, he’d shrug the hit off with a snarky quip. The man was not short on wit.
With news that Tom Menino passed this morning, Charlie Baker now has a reason to cry, as do millions of Massachusetts residents who the longest-serving mayor in Boston history impacted through the years.