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  • Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

    Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor and one who checked himself out of the hospital in the wake of the marathon bombings to comfort residents, died Thursday after a battle with cancer,  spokeswoman Dot Joyce confirmed. He was 71. "Boston...
  • Thomas Menino, Boston's longtime mayor, dies at 71, spokesman says

    Thomas Menino, Boston's longtime mayor, dies at 71, spokesman says
    Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, died on Thursday at age 71 from cancer, his family said in a statement. Menino, a Democrat, ran New England's largest city for two decades before...
  • You Call This Winter? Come To Rochester

    As a born and raised Rochestarian, trust me when I say, I know snow. With Rochester being a 15-minute drive away from Lake Ontario, an hour east of Buffalo and less than two hours from Canada, I've had my fair share of encounters with snow and all its...
  • Winter storm wreaks havoc across northern parts of nation

    NEW YORK — Some holiday travelers got an extra day of vacation Thursday — albeit waiting in an airport — as a giant winter storm barreled through the Midwest, heading for the Northeast. As of late morning, 1,735 flights had been...
  • Snowstorm brings early test for New York's new mayor

    NEW YORK — On his first full day in office Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a headache that has bedeviled many a mayor before him virtually every year: a major snowstorm. At a news briefing shortly after swearing in his new police...
  • A solemn moment of silence, bells toll 1 year after Boston bombings

    BOSTON -- At 2:49 p.m. exactly Tuesday, Boston observed a moment of silence to commemorate the minute the first bomb exploded a year ago at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A solemn bell tolled in drizzling rain, a choir sang the national anthem...
  • Boston marks marathon bombing anniversary with silence and praise

    BOSTON — They came out in the gusting wind and the spitting rain to pay tribute on silent streets — to friends, to family and to people they didn't even know. A year after two bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 others on the...
  • Former Boston Mayor Menino vows to beat cancer diagnosis

    Former longtime Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, 71, has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer, according to local media reports. Doctors don't know the origin of the cancer, which has invaded Menino's liver and lymph nodes, the Boston Globe...
  • Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St. Patrick's parade

    Amid the ongoing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual rite of spring known as the St. Patrick’s Day parade....
  • Denver, Seattle museums put artworks on the line in Super Bowl wager

     Denver, Seattle museums put artworks on the line in Super Bowl wager
    If the Seattle Seahawks' ferocious defense isn't enough to make Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning sweat on Super Bowl Sunday, how about the prospect of allowing a city's museum-goers to get thrown for another loss? Besides the Vince Lombardi...
  • Mayor Menino: Symbol of a resilient Boston

    As terrorists struck his city, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino was no Rudy Giuliani, leading citizens to safety amid the chaos and offering wrenchingly articulate sound bites to the television cameras. When explosions tore through the finish of the Boston...