Statements from notable local officials

Former Mayor Tom Menino passed away just one week after he decided to stop receiving treatment for cancer at the age of 71.

For 20 years Tom Menino led the city he loved.

“I, do solemnly swear, that I will support the Constitution of the United States,” Menino said at his swearing in.

For many in Boston, he will always be remembered as “The Mayor,” a title that seemed most unlikely when he was elected to the Boston City Council in 1983.  He became acting mayor ten years later, in 1993, when his predecessor resigned to become an ambassador and, he won the first of his five full terms in the mayor’s office.