October 30, 2014
Since his first year in office, Mayor Tom Menino brought school children and his family to the Swan Boat opening day. He would ride the first boat of the season joined by kids who were thrilled to sit with him and be treated like VIPs. One year, he was hospitalized at the time of our opening, and his wife Angela devotedly came and joined the children. This was one of the many Menino traditions we all became so fond of over his two decades of guiding our city.