“Shocked? Of course I was shocked,” Scaccia said. “I thought he seemed to be getting better physically.”
As word of Menino’s decision became public Wednesday night, the calls started flooding in to the mayor, including one from Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, who told the mayor he was thinking of him and praying for him.
The next day, Menino stood on a stage at Faneuil Hall and told Boston it was time for him to leave City Hall.