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Posted 1/4/21

Harry Nespoli had a few things he wanted to say Dec. 30 about Kathryn Garcia, the former Sanitation Commissioner to whom he had given an early endorsement for Mayor, and Howard Rubenstein, the union's longtime publicist, who died the day before at age 88.

When we asked why the Uniformed Sanitationmen's Association had so quickly given its backing to Ms. Garcia in a race that now includes more than 30 candidates, Mr. Nespoli told us she had impressed him from the time she came to Sanitation in March 2014 after serving as chief operating officer of the Department of Environmental Protection.

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