Thursday, January 12, 2006

A victim of the Transit Strike

Riding his bicycle to work during December's transit strike, firefighter Matthew Long was struck by a chartered bus making an illegal turn. He suffered multiple fractures and a crushed pelvis, and has undergone six surgeries so far. I worked for his mother Eileen Long as a summer intern in Congresswoman Susan Molinari's office back in 1992. She was a sweet lady and great boss, and her impassioned plea to a judge deciding the fate of TWU boss Roger Toussaint reminded me to pray for her son and his family:
"Toussaint has [led] his members to break the law and he must be punished," Long wrote. "He not only broke the law, he caused the situation leading to my son's broken body and my broken heart." Article.


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