Letter to the Editor

Congratulations to our city leaders

We congratulate our esteemed city councillors, including Eastie’s own Sal LaMattina, who were inaugurated for two-year terms during an impressive ceremony Monday at Boston City Hall.

LaMattina, who has served our community with distinction for the past eight years, will be joining some new colleagues on the Boston City Council and we’re sure Sal will use his experience and political acumen to assist them in their positions in city government.

New Councillor-at-Large Annissa Essaibi-George is well known in the East Boston community, having served as a teacher at East Boston High School and softball coach in the high school program as well in the East Boston Girls Softball League. As a businesswoman and a parent, Annissa will bring innovative ideas and new energy to the Boston City Council.

We also offer our congratulations to Councilor-at-Large Michelle Wu on her election as the president of the City Council. Wu was an effective councilor in her first term and her colleagues obviously feel confident in her exceptional leadership skills and her ability to be a unifying presence at the helm of the Council.

We join the entire city of Boston in welcoming attorney Andrea Joy Campbell and wishing her well in her first term in office. Campbell ran an excellent campaign in defeating long-time City Councillor Charles Yancey, who had represented District 4 since its inception in 1983.

Boston is moving in the right direction under Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The Boston City Council is an important body that is responsive to its constituents.

 We look forward to Mayor Walsh and the Council continuing their strong partnership and the city’s progress in the next two years.

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