Tom Menino: Life and Times

Tom Menino, Boston's native son and longest serving mayor, was diagnosed with advanced cancer about a month after leaving office in January. He has died at age 71. Take a look at photos of his life and times.

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BOSTON - NOVEMBER 5: Mayor Thomas Menino poses with the city in the background on the day he was re-elected to a second full term. Bill Brett photon(Photo by Bill Brett/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Bill Cosby, center, pretends he is falling into an audience of schoolchildren at the Curtis Guild School in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997. Mass. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, left, and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, right, joined Cosby, who is co-chair of the Massachusetts Service Summit for "Net Day 3," which is dedicated to wiring public schools to the Internet.
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Mayor Thomas Menino poses with the city in the background on the day he was re-elected to a second full term, Nov. 5, 1997.
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Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino visits with Red Sox manager Kevin Kennedy at the team's spring training camp on Feb. 27, 1996.
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Former Boston Mayor Tom M. Menino during his state of the city address at a standing room only audience at the John Hancock Hall on Jan. 11, 2000.
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Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, foreground, is given a tour Thursday, April 3, 2003, of the new seating area above the "Green Monster" at Boston's historic Fenway Park, home stadium of the Boston Red Sox.
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Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino addresses the delegates during the Democratic National Convention at the FleetCenter Monday, July 26, 2004.
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Ninety volunteers including Mitt Romney, center, and his wife, Mayor Menino, left, Attorney General Thomas Reilly, served Thanksgiving dinner to 400 needy individuals who are enrolled in Goodwill's job training programs on Nov. 24, 2004. After serving the main course, Mayor Tom Menino, Gov. Mitt Romney, and NSTAR CEO Tom May, on right, mugged for the cameras over a plate of turkey. They did then eat some.
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At 6:15 a.m. Mayor Menino walks near his Readville home on his regular morning walk on July 23, 2005.
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Mayor Menino throwing a football around just before having a press conference at the Boys & Girls Club of Boston Blue Hill Clubhouse, on December 16th, 2005 Dorchester, Mass.
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Mayor Tom Menino stands solemnly on July 3, 2005, as he listens to the bagpipes being played during the park dedication on Redfield Street in memory of Special Agent Daniel Emmett O'Connor Jr. killed by a terrorist bomb on Pan Am flight 103 over Scotland.
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Former Mayor Menino talks to 6th grader Bryan Vaval on Jan. 13, 2010, during a visit to his classroom with the governor, education officials and media at the Clarence Edwards Middle School in Charlestown.
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Former Mayor Menino announced a coordinated effort to improve infant health in Boston. He hugs Naralis DeJesus on Nov. 3, 2011, after she spoke about her baby boy who died from SID when she was homeless.
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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced at Faneuil Hall that he will not run for re-election on March 28, 2013. He wave goodbye after his speech on stage.
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Boston Mayor Tom Menino passes President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during an interfaith healing service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2013, for victims of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions. At the service, Menino, in a symbolic act of personal defiance, painfully pulled himself to his feet from his wheelchair to declare that no act of violence could break Boston's spirit.
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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, left, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg record an advertisement to appear during the Super Bowl in late 2013.
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Mayor Menino blows out the candles on his cake with his granddaughter, Olivia Fenton, on the left, and his wife Angela in the background on Dec. 27, 2013. A surprise birthday party was held for Mayor Thomas M. Menino with thousands of Boston students in attendance at City Hall Lobby on the third floor.
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