Thomas M. Menino


Mayor for a New America

in conversation with KEVIN CULLEN



October 27, 2014
7:00 PM
(Doors at 6:30)


First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


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UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Harvard Book Store welcomes former Mayor of Boston THOMAS M. MENINO for a discussion of his memoir, Mayor for a New America, in conversation with the Boston Globe's KEVIN CULLEN.

After twenty years of service, Mayor Thomas Menino is stepping down from his office as one of the longest-serving major-city mayors in United States history—and one of the most popular politicians in modern memory. His political career has stretched from the busing crisis of the 1970s to the city’s extraordinary response to the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. 

Menino tells exclusive behind-the-scenes stories of urban politics and provides inspiration for Washington with his proven, people-focused method: “Do the small stuff so you can win the credibility to do the big stuff.” He’s not known as a fancy talker, but he gets things done. Under his wing, the city has enjoyed unprecedented economic growth while fostering a new attitude of acceptance. Menino shows how a very old city shook off its Puritan roots and racial tensions to become a truly twenty-first-century city.

“Mayor Tom Menino led the resurgence of Boston's neighborhoods, expanded parks and livable spaces, and fought for an economy at the frontiers of innovation. He also knitted together a divided city and led the way for a new American revolution, ordering insurance coverage for domestic partners in 1996, performing marriages for same-sex couples in 2004, and sponsoring an annual gay prom at City Hall for Boston’s teenagers. A Mayor for a New America tells his story, from meeting his wife Angela to leading Boston after the Marathon bombings. Menino's Boston truly is a city on a hill, a model for the country and for the world.”
—Senator Elizabeth Warren, author of A Fighting Chance

Kevin Cullen
Kevin Cullen

Kevin Cullen

Kevin Cullen has written for the Boston Globe since 1985. Currently a columnist for the Metro section, he previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. He was a member of the 2003 investigative team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal. He is co-author of the New York Times best-seller Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.

Thomas M. Menino
Thomas M. Menino

Thomas M. Menino

Thomas M. Menino, elected five times as mayor of Boston and five times as a city councilor, has spent a lifetime building a better city for residents and businesses. Menino was known as a mayor of the people and has been widely recognized for meeting more than half of Boston’s residents. Following his final term, which drew to a close in January 2014, Mayor Menino joined Boston University, where he serves as codirector for the newly founded Initiative on Cities.

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope to reschedule.

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First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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