Thomas Menino

In this Oct. 31, 2013 file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs after being named the MVP after Game 6 of baseball's World Series, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Ortiz gets Boston mayor votes but didn’t place 3rd

  BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is apparently so popular in the city that some residents think he should be mayor. Ortiz, fresh off his third World Series championship with […]

11/08/2013

Newly elected Boston Mayor Martin Walsh addresses an audience during a watch party Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 in Boston. Walsh defeated Boston City Councilor John Connolly in the mayoral race. Thomas Menino, the city's longest serving mayor, announced earlier this year he would not seek another term after more than two decades in office. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Biden congratulates wrong guy in Boston mayor race

BOSTON (AP) — When Marty Walsh won the Boston mayor’s race, Vice President Joe Biden was quick to pick up the phone to congratulate him. But, there was a problem. The Marty Walsh who Biden […]

11/07/2013

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, left, and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Charles Krupa)

Mayor takes offense at ‘blow up’ Detroit comment

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing accused his Boston counterpart of insensitivity Tuesday after Thomas Menino told a magazine that if he ever visited the Motor City, he’d “blow up the place and start […]

09/03/2013

Mass. to observe moment of silence Monday

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is asking residents to observe a moment of silence Monday at the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The one-minute silent tribute to victims is scheduled for 2:50 p.m.

04/21/2013