Worcester city officials release statement on Menino passing

Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty and City Manager Edward Augustus released the following statement on the death of Thomas Menino.

“We are truly saddened by the passing of Mayor Tom Menino.

Mayor Menino presided over unprecedented growth in Boston; truly establishing the city as a world class leader in education and technology.  During his administration he saw the completion of the Big Dig, the Boston Convention Center, and the revitalization of the Seaport District.

Mayor Menino never forgot about the neighborhoods and the need to connect with constituents.  When you think that he met and shook the hands of one-third to one-half of all Boston residents, it shows you that his priorities weren’t just the big projects.  The big projects to him were new playgrounds and schools, hospital expansions and new affordable housing.  All of his efforts and work were meant to improve the lives of all Bostonians.   

Our thoughts and prayers and those of the entire the City of Worcester go out to his wife Angela, his children Susan and Thomas, and the entire City of Boston.”