Remembering Mayor Thomas M. Menino


I never really got to know Mayor Thomas Menino, since returning to Boston in 2009, and early 2010. We never developed any sort of relationship, so I have nothing to speak about regarding his character. I’m grateful he always stood up for gay marriage, and for people like myself.


I recall the last three times I saw Mayor Thomas Menino, however. The first was at an event with Representative Joseph Patrick Kennedy III and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the event on the Cool Globes at the Boston Common, a call to action regarding Climate Change.


The second was at the AIDS Action and Victory Program’s 23rd Annual Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner at the Hynes Convention Center. He was there in attendance along with Representative Gloria Fox, and Reverend Liz Walker.


The third, and final time, was while I was walking down St. James Avenue in the South End. He happened to exiting from Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse on Arlington Street, with his wife, Angela, at the same time I was heading towards South Station.

Years of Public Service… 

US Senator Ted Kennedy: 46 years, 9 months, and 19 days

House Speaker John W. McCormack (as a Congressman, plus Speakership): 42 years, 1 month, and 29 days

House Speaker Thomas Philip “Tip” O’Neill, Jr (as Speaker): 10 years

Congressman Ed Markey: 36 years, 8 months, and 12 days

Massachusetts House Speaker Thomas W. McGee (as Speaker): 10 years and 1 day

Massachusetts Senate President William M. Bulger (as Senate President): 17 years, 5 months and 2 days

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino: 20 years, 5 months, and 25 days


2 thoughts on “Remembering Mayor Thomas M. Menino

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