"And for the city's birthday, we will host events in every neighborhood of the city, inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston's great epic - the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most."
"God gave us the gift of life it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."Thomas Menino on Voltaire
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."Thomas Menino on Oprah Winfrey
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."Thomas Menino on Jim Valvano
"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity."Thomas Menino on Eleanor Roosevelt
"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."Thomas Menino on Brian Tracy
"Here's what I see all across this great city - people working together to make Boston a better place to live and to raise children, to grow and pursue dreams."
"I brought together experts from health care, business, academic institutions, and the community to develop a comprehensive blueprint for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the City of Boston."
"Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership."
"One of our key strategies has been to restructure traditional high schools into small learning communities with personalized attention and a range of options."