Menino Bows Out: Tweet by Tweet

David Bernstein broke the news via Twitter.

Paul Revere had his two lanterns, and around 2 p.m. yesterday former Boston Phoenix reporter David Bernstein sent two tweets heard round the world, floating the rumor that Mayor Menino would not seek reelection:


The Dorchester Reporter’s Gintautas Dumcius quickly picked up on the news:

And Bernstein started getting more sources coming is way:

Then Dumcius’ own sources confirmed it a bit later:

By then the news had quickly ricocheted around the Twitter-sphere:

The Globe posted their own tweet to that effect…

And changed their banner headline to break the news:

Posting a story shortly thereafter.

Meanwhile, mayoral candidate John Connolly graciously thanked the Mayor

And Howie Carr got in some not-so-gracious digs over at the Herald:

Mumbles, Don’t go breaking my heart — Boston Herald (@bostonherald) March 28, 2013

While Globe Editor Brian McGrory posted a sit-down with the hizzoner as he looked back on the last 20 years.

And the man who broke the news? What was he up to all this time?