O'Malley on Hurricane Sandy in West Roxbury

West Roxbury's District Councilor Matt O'Malley was working at Boston City Hall until around 3 p.m. on Monday, taking calls and doing the job.


All non-essential city employees were told to stay home on Monday - so West Roxbury District Councilor Matt O'Malley went to work at Boston City Hall.

"We didn’t get many calls yesterday. We did today (Tuesday)," said O'Malley.

Through Facebook, Twitter tweets, and emails, O'Malley helped direct callers get action on fallen trees and a couple power outages, which were all quickly resolved.

One call on Tuesday was for a tree dangling on wires on Bellevue Street by the West Roxbury YMCA. NStar, Boston Fire and Boston Police all responded to the scene.

He said his office received significantly fewer requests for help compared to Hurricane Irene in 2011.

He said he was in the office until about 3 p.m. on Monday, then weathered the storm. 

"Boston weathered the storm well. We're luckier than other parts like New York City and New Jersey. I give tremendous credit to all public service employees out there doing a great job."


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