I'm pleased to share this guest blog post from John Tener, my dad, who has been an inspiration to me in his persistence in working for positive social change over decades.
"Tommy" Menino, 20 year-long mayor of Boston, died a month ago... He was eulogized and buried on November 3, the day before the election. His service as mayor happened to begin in 1993, the year I moved to Boston. I saw and experienced daily his magnificent gifts of vision and leadership from my North End apartment, and my law office a few blocks away, directly across the street from City Hall, until I moved to a "leafy" suburb seven years ago, in 2007.
It will take a book, perhaps several books, to adequately describe and quantify the amazing impact Tom Menino had on Boston, this most magnificent of great cities. His impact certainly cannot be adequately expressed in a short essay.