Thomas M. Menino – the longest-serving mayor in the history of the city of Boston – died today at the age of 71. Are you looking for business translation services? Contact Translation Services UK
Menino was elected to his post back in 1993. He retired earlier this year after overseeing a decades-long urban renewal project that revitalized the appearance and identity of the city in which he was born and raised.
Just two months after stepping down in January of 2014, Menino announced that he was battling an advanced form of cancer that had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.
Menino’s most notable achievement in recent years may have been serving as a source of strength and guidance for frightened citizens in the wake of the Boston marathon bombing of 2013.
“Bold, big-hearted, and Boston strong, Tom was the embodiment of the city he loved and led for more than two decades,” said President Obama in a statement issued earlier today.
“As Boston’s longest-serving mayor, Tom helped mane his hometown the vibrant, welcoming, world-class place it is today. His legacy lives on in every neighborhood he helped revitalize, every school he helped turn around, and every neighborhood he helped make a safer, better place to live.”
Menino leaves behind his wife Angela, as well as two children and six grandchildren.
Dog Jumps Into Bed, FLIPS THE EFF OUT
Think you’re excited to crawl into bed after a long and stressful day?
Sorry, but not since the Kim Kardashian sex tape was filmed has anyone had as much fun between the sheets as the canine featured in the following video.
All he needs is a bed, no humans taking up room in it and watch him flip the eff out now:
This isn’t the first time a dog has acted uncontrollably happy for a seemingly mundane reason.
Remember when that Corgi went crazy over seeing that spoon? Or the time when that dog saw a dandelion and just… forget it. He lost his mind.
And don’t these examples go a long way toward explaining our affection for these furry friends?
It takes so very little to make them happy. There’s a lesson in there somewhere for human to learn and follow.
Michigan Couple With 12 Sons Expecting Baby #13, Not Finding Out Gender!
Move over, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Jay and Kateri Schwandt of Michigan may “only” have 12 kids and counting … but all 12 of them are sons!
They aren’t finding out the sex of the 13th, either!
Jay and Kateri are expecting lucky 13 in May, and say they wouldn’t be surprised if when that day comes, they welcome yet another boy in the delivery room.
They don’t exactly know anything else.
“If we were to have a girl, I think we would go into shock,” mom of champions Kateri, 39, said to The Grand Rapids Press. “It would probably be disbelief.”
He or she will join Tyler, 22, Zach, 18, Drew, 17, Brandon, 15, Vinny, 11, Tommy, 12, Calvin, 9, Gabe, 7, Wesley, 6, Charlie, 4, Luke, 2, and Tucker, 14 months.
While both proud parents insist they just want another healthy tyke, Jay can’t help but gush at the possibility of having a daughter at long, long last.
“I’ve experienced all the boy stuff. As long as we are having all these children, it would be really neat to experience the other side,” Jay explained.
“The stuff that goes on in this house is all-boy … roughhousing and wrestling. If there was a little girl in there, I assume it would be a little different.”
On the flip side …
“A little girl would be neat to have in the house, but a little boy kind of takes the pressure off,” Kateri said. “We know what we are doing. Why change things up?”
She says she’s certainly not continuing to have kids to “try for a girl,” a question she no doubt gets all the time. For this mom, it’s just a part of life.
“I love being pregnant,” the matriarch added of the joys of carrying and raising kids. “I’ve spent half of my life being pregnant. It’s very neat and very special.”
These folks definitely agree …