but did not think anything of it. She was engrossed in at.v. story, a telephone was sitting on a table right next toher. These sort [sic] of things happen all to [sic] often.You can get to know your neighbors without beingpersonal for a common interest.
South End Chronicle, February 18, 1977"A long sought after Roxbury man was finally arrestedafter a dilligent [sic] investigation. This man wasresponsible for commiting [sic] 57 robberies. He wouldhand his victims a not [sic] stating Hand over yourmoney or I’ll shot. Noticing that he misspelled “shoot”wrong, he would calmly make the correction on the noteand hand it back to his victim.
South End Chronicle, February 25, 1977Sacco’s column was so bad it was good.When Skip Rosenthal and I started the South End Newsin 1980, we decided to engage the same Officer JohnSacco who had written the Chronicle’s police report threeyears earlier. His colorful reports with their full inventivespelling, fortuitous typos, and odd details weremasterpieces of black humor, and we loved them.
South End Historical Society
Michael Leabman, PresidentMaryellen Hassell, First Vice PresidentRob Kilgore, Second Vice PresidentSusan Park, TreasurerFrances Blair, Meetings/Functions ChairPaul Curtis, Director‐at‐largeAdam Kirk Edgerton, Membership ChairJoan Hull, CuratorShelby Larsson, Communications ChairCathy Marotta, Community Relations ChairJohn Neale, HistorianKelly Robbins, Fundraising Director‐at‐largeAnne Smart, SecretaryNancy Parker Wilson, Fundraising ChairHarvey Wolkoff, Esq., CounselHope Shannon, Executive Director
Editors: Shelby Larsson, Hope ShannonContributors: Alison Barnet
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Officer Sacco upon retirement in 1999.