A symbol of resilience, or tactless and ill-timed? New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to proceed with the world’s largest marathon on Sunday is stirring up controversy in the storm-ravaged metropolis.
As emergency workers wade through flooded homes to look for survivors and millions of people remain without power in the Northeast, the death toll from superstorm Sandy has swelled to 95.
“If they take one first responder from Staten Island to cover this marathon, I will scream,” New York City Councilman James Oddo said on his Twitter account. “We have people with no homes and no hope right now.”
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