Mayor Menino leaving ‘the job I love’

Speaking at Faneuil Hall, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino proclaimed his devotion to the city but said that, after a bout of illness, he would not seek reelection.

Mayor Thomas Menino (left) let his staff know that he will not seek reelection.

Kevin Cullen

Kevin Cullen: Menino knew Bostonians

Tommy Menino was our mayor for so long it’s hard to imagine a time when he won’t be. But that’s another nine months away.

Anthony Flint

// Menino let progress happen

In not spending too much time on grand pronouncements or bold visions of metropolitan coherence, it is possible the mayor had it right all along.


How Boston’s face changed during the Menino era

Take a look at how the city’s landscape changed since Thomas M. Menino became the mayor in July 1993.

Photo gallery

// Menino’s announcement

Mayor Thomas M. Menino said in a speech on Thursday he will not seek a sixth term as Boston’s mayor.

Interactive Timeline

// Timeline: Menino’s career

Milestones in Thomas M. Menino’s political career.

Republican candidates for the US Senate (from left) State Representative Dan Winslow, Gabriel Gomez and Michael Sullivan participated in a debate in Springfield.


GOP candidates spar in second televised debate

The tone was markedly different, with barbs between special election candidates Dan Winslow and Michael Sullivan.

On Hockey

Bruins burned by the Flames on Iginla deal

The Flames’ GM reneged. Of course, the caveat is that he reneged because the face of the franchise was positioned to splatter egg all over his face.


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Jarome Iginla first appeared ticketed for Boston, but will instead move to the Pittsburgh Penguins after being traded by Calgary.

Bruins thought they had a deal for Jarome Iginla

The Flames told Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli at midday Wednesday that Iginla was his. But by early Thursday morning, the deal mysteriously fell apart.

Nation & World

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political notebook

“After much thought and prayer,” Kay Hagan wrote on Facebook, “I have come to my own personal conclusion that we shouldn’t tell people who they can love or who they can marry.”

US Sen. Hagan of NC backs same-sex marriage rights

North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan said she backs marriage rights for same-sex couples, joining a growing number of Democratic politicians.


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Vornado pulls out of Suffolk Downs bid

Vornado Realty Trust is divesting its share in the track because executives are not willing to undergo intensive background checks.

Globe Insiders

Globe Talk | April 3

// A conversation with Jim Calhoun

Subscribers can attend an evening with Connecticut’s legendary former men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun, moderated by Bob Ryan.