City of Utica Renames Street to ‘Essential Workers Way’

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UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In honor of all essential workers, the City of Utica has renamed the intersection of Kemble Street and Hobart Street to Essential Workers Way.

The Common Council, the City of Utica would like to honor and recognize all essential workers who have placed their own safety at risk while attending the needs all of Uticans that came under their care. . .The section designated here is a joining of service of many courageous workers, and therein in sight of the former Utica Academy where many Utica citizens attended.” – Jack LoMedico, Utica Common Council

Essential workers way stretches from the southeast corner of Hobart to the southeast corner of Grove Place. Several local essential workers attended the unveiling to give thanks for the city’s support.

“As an essential worker, I am very grateful for the Utica Common Council and the City of Utica support in honoring us with this street name change and showing us how important we are to the community and to the world.” – Shatasha Edwards, LPN, Oneida Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

“We cannot function without these people and today is to recognize those people. More importantly some of the healthcare workers that we have behind us that make a monumental difference in our lives. . . They are the heroes, not only for today, but they are the heroes for the future.” – Mayor Robert Palmieri, (D)-Utica

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