After Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, passed away Oct. 30, Nora Hill ’18 wrote a letter to the Boston Globe expressing the impact Menino had on her generation. “He helped us search for Easter eggs in neighborhood parks each spring, marched with us in parades, handed us candy on Halloween. He shook our hands when he presented us with awards for academic excellence and school spirit. He spoke at our graduations. He got us our first jobs. He shaped the city we love for most of our lives, and in doing so he shaped us,” Hill wrote.