Thank you, Governor Patrick, for the firm directive to stay off the roads during the snowstorm. Thank you to Mayor Menino for putting a courageous, warm face on Boston government despite the needs of your own continued recuperation.
Most of all, thank you to all the hard-working employees of the MBTA who communicated clearly and managed expectations well, and who worked all night shoveling snow so that, ahead of schedule, the T restored downtown service, enabling planned events to be held, despite expectations to the contrary.
They are among the everyday heroes who, along with our medical personnel, teachers, and all those who give that little extra to pull together, make Boston a great American city.
Last but not least, thank you to our fellow citizens who heeded the wise calls from these leaders and did not drive in this storm, did not park in the way of snowplows, and did not put themselves in harm’s way on closed beaches.
It feels great to be a resident of Massachusetts, where government works for the people and where we, the people, appreciate and cooperate with the communal effort.