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Bravo Mayor & Sanitation Workers

Mayor Mike Bloomberg really got on top of last weekend’s blizzard, reported to be the biggest on record, as did Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty and his sanitation workers!
On Sunday morning, I ran into a few sanitation workers trying to get some breakfast who told me they had been out since Saturday night clearing the streets. These guys were doing a really terrific job.
That’s why I was upset when I read in various newspapers during the week that people were complaining their streets weren’t done. You have to understand there are 6,300 miles of city streets and roads to plow, which is about the distance between New York to Los Angeles and back!
Furthermore, I remember a bad snow storm in 1969 when Mayor John V. Lindsay dropped the ball and left Queens unplowed for days. Many of us had to walk miles to get to work since no buses could get through the streets. Today things are different. We have a mayor who’s on the ball and who promised and delivered mostly clean streets by Monday’s commute.
The real heroes are the 2,500 sanitation workers who worked to clear the streets. I further think we should all write to Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty and tell him all New Yorkers are proud of his workers for a job well done!
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

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