On Monday, the new cohort of city councilors was sworn in in an outdoor ceremony at City Hall before sitting for their first meeting as a body the same afternoon. Held outdoors in the City Hall courtyard due to rising coronavirus cases, the ceremony was also marked by a continuous drone of anti-vaccine chants coming from protestors outside the building’s entrance.
During the ceremony, returning Councilors Michael Flaherty, Julia Mejia, Lydia Edwards, Ed Flynn, Frank Baker, Ricardo Arroyo, Kenzie Bok and Liz Breadon were joined on a stage by the newly elected at-large Councilors Ruthzee Louijeune and Erin Murphy and district Councilors Brian Worrell, Kendra Hicks and Tania Fernandes Anderson. Councilors’ families were invited to watch as Mayor Michelle Wu read the oath of office.
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