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Menino defends decision to open schools during storm

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today defended the decision to open schools in Boston, saying officials received conflicting forecasts before the snowstorm ended up dumping more than a foot of snow on the city.

“We got conflicting forecasts during the night and morning about how much snow and when it was going to happen,” Menino said. “Calling the schools off on 5 or 6 in the morning doesn’t work. It doesn’t work for our schools and it doesn’t work for working parents. What are they are going to do about day care?”

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