After digging themselves out — and getting power back on — “06880” readers were eager to offer up a few Unsung Heroes. Usually we wait until Wednesday, but it’s nice to strike while the iron (if not the weather) is hot.
Chip Stephens nominates the baristas at Starbucks. Despite the snow, they were there bright and early with his morning Joe.
But the greatest Unsung Hero — so far, anyway — works at a different coffee shop. JP Vellotti tells this tale:
“Like a lot of people this snowy morning, I was shoveling since 5 a.m. Like a lot of people, I needed my coffee before the train.
“The new Mystic Market was closed. Winfield Street just closed too, and Desi’s is out.
“But Romanacci — which is just taking over from Winfield — had a makeshift counter, and one pot going. The line was long, but it went fast.”
Here’s the best part: The credit card machine isn’t set up yet. So Venlich Aguilar — who is staying on after Winfield Street leaves — asked people to pay cash, if they could. Round numbers, please — too many people, so no change.
And if you had no cash — no problem. Just come back later and pay!