Another week, another opportunity for the mayoral race to turn up the volume on its candidate-baiting side-chatter. The latest dealt with a comment Christine Quinn made last Thursday, when she responded to candidate Bill Thompson's decision to support a group of Upper East Siders lobbying to overturn of a crucial part of the city's 2006 garbage equity plan.
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"The days of environmental racism have come to an end," Quinn said. "We have, for far too long in the City of New York, put all the municipal refuses into low income neighborhoods of color ... No community, regardless of how much money that community has, is going to be exempted from its municipal responsibility."