Local Inaugurals Begin Today!

MASSACHUSETTS – The new year will mark a new beginning for many cities and towns in Massachusetts as elected officials take part in inaugural ceremonies across the NoBo region. Dan Rizzo, Gary Christenson, and Ted Bettencourt will take the oath of office as the newest mayors in the region as well as scores of other residents elected to local office in November.



The City of Beverly: Tuesday 1/3/12

Mayor Bill Scanlon and members of the City Council and School Committee will be sworn into office during inauguration ceremonies to be held on Tuesday at 12PM Noon in the Beverly High School auditorium. The public is invited to attend. Following the ceremony, a luncheon will be held in the library.

Scanlon is the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history, and will take the oath of office for the ninth time. Four new city councilors will be sworn in alongside five incumbents. Just one new school committee member will take the oath alongside the five returning incumbents.


The City of Everett: Tuesday 1/3/12

City Clerk Michael Matarazzo and Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. announced earlier this week that the 2012 Inaugural Ceremony will be held next week on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012.

The program starts at 5:30 PM at the Frederick F. Foresteire Center for Performing Arts, in Everett High School.  The public is invited and welcome to attend the ceremony. Light refreshments immediately following in the Everett High School Cafeteria.

The Inauguration will not be broadcast live on ECTV, however, it will be taped and released for full viewing on Wednesday January 4th.


The City of Malden: Monday, 1/2/12

According to information provided by Malden Mayor-Elect Gary Christenson’s Inaugural Committee, a day of events has been planned for Monday, January 2, 2012. Malden Access Television will run programming at the start of the day that includes a look back at Malden’s history and elected officials throughout the years. A family event will be held from 10AM to 12PM at the Senior Center located at 7 Washington Street.

Malden’s Youth Meets Malden’s Leaders is hosting a meet and greet with City Councillors, School Committee Members and Mayor-elect Christenson for a question and answer session, story time, refreshments and entertainment by some of Malden’s most talented residents.

At 12PM, Malden Access Television will interview outgoing and incoming city officials live on location.

The formal Inaugural Ceremony is scheduled for 6PM at Malden High School’s newly renovated Jenkins Auditorium. Malden High School is located at 77 Salem Street, Malden. All events are open to the public.

The day’s events and the full Inaugural Ceremony will be streamed live at For more information, please email Carol Ann Desiderio at or call 781-397-7139.


City of Newburyport: Monday, 1/2/12

Mayor Donna Holaday will take the oath of office for her second two-year term at the City of Newburyport’s annual inauguration to be held on Monday, January 2,  at 10AM in Newburyport City Hall Auditorium on Pleasant Street. The ceremony will also include the swearing in of city councilors and School Committee members as well as highlight the U.S. Coast Guard and its relationship to Newburyport. A reception is scheduled to follow in Nicholson Hall located at 9 Harris Street in Newburyport.


City of Peabody: Monday, 1/2/12

Mayor-Elect Edward A. “Ted” Bettencourt, Jr. will be sworn in and deliver an inaugural address as Peabody’s next mayor at 7PM on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Peabody City Hall. He will succeed Michael J. Bonfanti, Peabody’s five-term mayor who didn’t seek re-election, but supported his former chief of staff, Sean Fitzgerald, in the race. Bettencourt won by 3,723 votes. Bettencourt is also scheduled to deliver his first State of the City address at from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Jan. 25 at the Holiday Inn in Peabody.


City of Revere: Monday, 1/2/12

The City of Revere’s government will be turned over to a new mayor on Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Revere High School Auditorium at 7PM. Six term councilor and local businessman Daniel Rizzo will take the oath of office and deliver an inaugural address. Two new city councilors, Jessica Giannino and Brian Arrigo, will also be sworn alongside the nine returning incumbents. Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral is serving as the chairperson of the inauguration, and will be the master of ceremonies for the program.The honorary marshals for the evening will be Police Chief Terrence Reardon and Fire Chief Eugene Doherty. The theme of the evening will be “A Tribute to Our Armed Forces”.


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