- Boston's Mayor Menino makes 5th term his last: Mayor Thomas M. Menino's decision ended the reign of a former insurance salesman who became one of the most powerful figures in Boston history. Globe state house reporter Andrew Ryan covers.
- GOP candidates spar in second televised debate:
The tone was markedly different, with barbs between special election candidates Dan Winslow and Michael Sullivan. Globe metro reporter Travis Andersen recaps.
- 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. Boston.com 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.