On Monday, January 2, 2012 Mayor Michael McGlynn and members of the Medford City Council and School Committee were officially sworn into office. The elected officials’ two-year terms will run through the end of 2013.
Mayor Michael McGlynn is sworn into his thirteenth consecutive term by Associate Justice Elizabeth Cremins, a Medford resident.
Members of the Medford City Council. From left: Paul Camuso, Rick Caraviello, Fred Dello Russo, Jr., Breanna Lungo-Koehn, Robert Maiocco, Michael Marks, and Robert Penta.
Members of the Medford School Committee are sworn into office. From left: Paulette Van der Kloot, Robert E. Skerry, Jr., George Scarpelli, John Falco, Erin DiBenedetto, and Ann Marie Cugno.
Honored guests included student escorts Sean Freeman, Veronica Atocha Alvarez, and Maxwell Kennedy-Reid as well as public officials such as Congressman Edward Markey, State Representative Sean Garballey, Tufts University President Anthony Monaco, and State Representative Carl Sciortino.
The always-animated Cong. Markey made some brief remarks during the inaugural ceremony and praised Mayor McGlynn for his leadership and accomplishments.
Mayor McGlynn recognized his family during his speech, including his parents, Helen and Jack McGlynn.
Mayor McGlynn smiled broadly while introducing his family and even more so after poking fun at himself for forgetting to introduce his wife, Sheila.
Melody Michaelson, June Michaelson, Goldie Wolfson, Shani Wolfson, and Adira Wolfson performed an original song for the crowd.