Statement on the Passing of Thomas M. Menino

October 30, 2014

My heart is heavy today and my thoughts are with Mayor Menino’s family during this very difficult time. Mayor Menino left an outsized mark on the City of Boston; his legacy is evident in every neighborhood and in every corner of the city he loved so much. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to get to know him and to serve with him — first as colleagues at the State House, then as fellow Mayors, and finally as his Congressman. My wife and I extend our deepest condolences to Angela, as well as the mayor’s children and grandchildren.