Mayor Menino is throwing in the towel.

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  1. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

    Sep 17, 2010
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    At least he outlived the O&A show. I liked him. He was a good Mayor and a nice guy. A little corrupt but they all are. I met him a few times and he seemed genuine.

    Of course with his speech impediment he was an endless source of entertainment and fodder for Opie and Anthony and it ultimately got them fired which turned out to be a blessing for their careers.

    BOSTON —Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said Thursday that he is suspending both his treatment for cancer and his book tour, according to a spokeswoman.
    Menino, 71, has been hospitalized since last week with dehydration related to his battle with cancer. In March, he disclosed that he had been diagnosed with advanced cancer that had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

    At the time, the former mayor was outwardly optimistic about his prognosis.

    "What else can you do?" he asked. "What I don’t want is people feeling sorry for me. I don’t want sympathy. There are people worse off than me. It’s my biggest concern — I don’t want to be treated any differently," he said.
    On Thursday, Menino seemed to concede that the outlook was not as promising.

    “Today, I, along with my family, after talking with my medical team, have decided to suspend my book tour as well as my cancer treatments. While I continue to fight this terrible disease, I feel it is time for me to spend more time with my family, grandkids, and friends," Menino, who was the city's longest-serving mayor, said in a statement.

    "The medical team at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital along with those at the Dana-Farber have been amazing in their care and treatment of me and the many other patients and families that suffer from cancer. I am hopeful and optimistic that one day the talented researchers, doctors and medical professionals in this city will find a cure for this awful disease.

    Angela and I are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support and kindness shown to our family and ask that everyone keep us in their thoughts and prayers.”