Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Bryan Marquard
|10/30/14||Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest serving mayor, has died at age 71||bostonglobe.com|
|Thomas Michael Menino, who insisted a mayor doesn’t need a grand vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Boston’s economy and shape the skyline and the very identity of the city he loved through an unprecedented five consecutive terms in City Hall, died Thursday. He was 71 and was diagnosed with advanced cancer not long after leaving office at the beginning of this year.
“Visionaries don’t get things done,” he once said, crisply separating himself from politicians who gaze at distant horizons and imagine what might be....|