Mayor Tom Menino

(Screenshot via Adolfo Gonzalez)

Top Local News Stories Of 2014

From a viral fundraising campaign that saw thousands of people doused in ice water, to the loss of Boston’s beloved long-serving mayor. Here is a look back at some of the stories that stole the headlines over the last year.

12/19/2014

Samantha Menino (left) and Olivia Fenton, Mayor Tom Menino's granddaughters. (Image Credit: WBZ-TV)

Video: Farewell To Mayor Tom Menino

The city of Boston said goodbye Monday to its longest serving mayor with an historic tribute to Tom Menino.

11/03/2014

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at an interfaith prayer service for victims of the Boston Marathon attack at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on April 18, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Public Tribute To Mayor Menino Continues Saturday At City Hall

City Hall will be open until 6 p.m. on Saturday for members of the public to pay their respects to Menino, who was the longest serving mayor in Boston.

11/01/2014

Parishioners at a Hyde Park church prepare for Mayor Tom Menino's funeral on Monday. (WBZ-TV)

Hyde Park Church Prepares For Mayor Menino’s Funeral

Much like Tom Menino himself, it’s all about the details inside Most Precious Blood church in Hyde Park where funeral services will be held on Monday at noon.

10/31/2014

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, former Boston mayor Tom Menino sat down with WBZ-TV’s David Wade .

VIDEO: Mayor Tom Menino’s Final Interview

On October 11, former Boston mayor Tom Menino sat down with WBZ-TV’s David Wade. They chatted for a half-hour about everything from the city he loves, to Twitter, his infamous nickname, and the city’s darkest days.

10/30/2014

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Mayor’s Co-Author: Menino Governed To Help Others

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino was a noble man whose belief that government should help people earned him the public’s trust, the co-author of his autobiography said Thursday.

10/30/2014

Cigarette (File image)

Boston Bans Smoking At City Parks

Boston Police and Boston Park Rangers will be enforcing the ordinance which is punishable by a fine of $250.

12/30/2013

Tom Menino. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Mayor Tom Menino

Mayor Tom Menino made one last stop onto Keller @ Large.

12/29/2013

Boston Mayor Tom Menino. (WBZ-TV photo)

Mayor Menino Prepares For Life After City Hall

Mayor Tom Menino talks about his decision to leave office and his plans for the future.

12/20/2013

Mayor Tom Menino. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Menino Only Wanted To Be Boston’s Mayor

Normally, when they have one of their excellent panel discussions down at the Kennedy Library, it’s about something weighty and historic – the Kennedys, war, peace, or the Kennedys.

12/04/2013

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