'The People's Mayor': Thomas Menino, 1942-2014

News & Features

Services Set for Menino
Services have been set for Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor who died on Thursday morning after a long battle with cancer. More
A Look Back: Menino Joins Boston University
In November 2013, then-mayor Thomas Menino announced that he would join Boston University to help launch the Institute on Cities, a program aimed at advising urban leaders. More
Former Boston Mayor Menino, Dead at 71
Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the city’s longest serving mayor, died Thursday after a battle with advanced cancer. More
Ballot Question 3 - The Casinos
Casinos could be coming to Massachusetts in the near future. And the question remains, will Massachusetts voters fold, or go all in on their vote to have multiple casinos built in the bay state. More
BU Service and Maintenance Employees Threaten to Strike
More than 700 custodial, maintenance, skilled trade, and mail employees are threatening to strike unless BU agrees to increase their wages and freeze their current health insurance contributions. More
Voters to Decide Question 1 - Repeal the Gas Tax Automatic Increase
This year, Massachusetts has four ballot questions to vote on. Boston University News Reporter John-Michael Sedor spoke to a member of Tank the Gas Tax, to find more about ballot question 1. More
 Can the Fall Experimental Football League Survive?
There is a new professional football team playing in Boston this fall. BUNS reporter Alex Reimer examines if the Boston Brawlers can beat the odds, and survive. More
 MBTA to Improve Green Line Safety
Possible safety upgrades and improvements to the MBTA's green line may be coming your way in the near future. BU news reporter Justin Shrair has this story from Commonwealth Avenue, in Boston. More
Charlie Baker Campaigners Express their Support at Final Gubernatorial Debate
Reporter Chelsea Trim talks to supporters and critics of Charlie Bakers about the reasons why they like and dislike the Republican candidate for governor. More


Merging Art, Science
For 30 years Daniel Jay has kept his science career and his art career safely hidden from each other. Like two electrons, they were to never meet.
Birding in Boston - What Urban Birds Tell Us
Scientists explore what urban birds in Boston can tell them about the local environment.
New Parkinsons Drug Shows Positive Results in Rat Study
The seven to ten million people suffering from Parkinson’s can attest that the diagnosis is a harrowing one, foreshadowing an ever-changing cocktail of drugs, symptoms, and side effects for life. But, a new drug may have changed that- for rats at least.

Special Reports

Suffolk Downs
Suffolk Downs race track crossed the final finish line, closing down after more than 79 years. Here's a look back at the last race day.
2014 Marathon
Full coverage of the 2014 Boston marathon.
Marathon, Bombings
On a day that’s normally joyous as runners cross the Boston Marathon finish line, BU News Service switched from chronicling triumph to reporting a tragedy.