Menino says city can do better with snow response
BOSTON (WHDH) -- After three days off, Boston schools will be back in session Wednesday morning and a ban on parking ends at 6 p.m.
But despite the positive developments, the mayor's still frustrated with the city's response.
“I was just somewhat frustrated because I demand the best, especially when it comes to public works. That’s something the people of Boston depend on, us doing a good job. I think we did a decent job. Can we do a better job? We can,” said Mayor Menino.
Many people calling in complaints to the mayor's office, but people we spoke to seemed to understand the challenge.
“It was slow for sure, they didn’t get to our house until last night, but I kind of sympathize given how much snow there was,” said Charlie Light.
Residents graded public works on their performance.
“B minus,” said Dave Silva.
“Knowing that it was coming and the force and it wasn’t a surprise, I’d say a C,” said Pamela Chase.
Crews are getting Boston schools ready for reopening Wednesday after being closed since Friday. The mayor says it couldn't be helped.
“I wanted to make sure that we had no kid who was playing on one of the snow blanks slide into a vehicle,” said Menino.
And while Boston school kids had a nice unexpected vacation, their parents are glad it's over.
“Sad for kids, great for us, back to work of course,” said Mike O’Leary.
The mayor said overall the public did a great job cooperating with all the plow crews, but more than 500 residents and businesses were fined for throwing snow back into the streets.