Zwirko named top alderman

Feb 8, 2018 by

Published in the February 9, 2018 edition

MELROSE — Michael Zwirko will lead the Board of Aldermen after all.

This week, his colleagues chose the third year alderman-at-large as aldermanic president for the coming year.

Zwirko said he is happy for the opportunity.

“These are exciting times,” he said. With a new mayor, Zwirko said, “There will be a whole lot of opportunity. Everyone’s going to have to step up” to make sure the city stays on course.

Early last month, Zwirko lost out in his bid to be chosen aldermanic president to Gail Infurna. If he had been selected at the time, he would now be mayor.

One of the first orders of business for the Zwirko-led board will be filling the Ward 5 seat vacated by Infurna. Under Rule 52 of the Rules of the Board of Aldermen, a notice will be posted in the newspaper and 14 days later is the submission deadline for all resumes of Ward 5 residents who want to serve as an alderman.

 The Derby Road resident said all candidates for the Ward 5 alderman’s vacancy will be brought in for interviews before the board at the Feb. 26 meeting of its Appropriations Committee.

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