Editorial: From one storm to another

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It’s been more than a week since as much as 5.7 inches of snow blanketed Worcester on Monday, April 4.

The unwelcome and quintessentially New England precipitation was followed by a storm of an entirely different kind.

Residents lashed out at the city for its lack of timely response in cleaning city streets. They voiced their displeasure with angry calls to city offices, local media outlets and even on social media [with prime examples here and here].

Worcester City Hall

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Worcester City Hall

The April 4 storm was by any objective measure the third such failure since December, when the city’s execution of road preparation, maintenance and cleanup on Dec. 29 drew the ire and scorn of a dissatisfied populace.


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