Political Headlines - March 29, 2013

  •  Blacks appreciate Menino, yearn for more: Mayor Thomas M. Menino forged a connection with many, although high approval rates were tempered by feelings of limited progress. Globe metro reporter Meghan E. Irons elaborates.
  • Boston's urban mechanic mayor moves on: Mayor Thomas M. Menino used his power to orchestrate every last detail of the city - from the top of a tower in the Back Bay to a rattling pothole in Roslindale. Globe state house reporter Michael Levenson details. 


  • Many hope to be Mayor Menino's successor At least a dozen would-be successors are either running for mayor of Boston or strongly considering it. political reporter Jim O'Sullivan reports.
  • Lessons from an era: In the era ahead, the trick for Boston - for its mayoral candidates and its voters - will be to learn from the entire Thomas M. Menino experience. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh writes. 
  • A case of love: Tony Lewis's tributes have rightfully focused on his sterling journalism career, but his greatness was measured by how much he loved his wife. Globe metro columnist Kevin Cullen explains.