Best of Boston

2002 Best Quote, Three-Way Tie

Tom Menino

“Most of those homicides were inside buildings.”—Tom Menino finding the silver lining in the rise in Boston’s murder rate. “I did those two years when I was very young, very young.”—Menino inexplicably defending in term in junior college. “Our intelligent unit is working with federal officials.”—Menino showing concern about potential terrorist attacks in Boston.