Jordan C. Alston
Setti Warren

Newton Massachusetts Elects First Black Mayor

 

The essence of “change” continues to flow freely around the nation, as a small town in Massachusetts made history at the polls just days ago.

The city of Newton made history when its citizens elected Setti Warren as the most powerful man in their municipality, making him the first Black man to ever hold the position of mayor in the city.

Warren, former aid to Senator John Kerry and Iraq vet, defeated State Representative Ruth Balser for the job, making him the first new chief executive of Newton in over 12 years.

Among those expected to attend the inauguration is state Attorney General Martha Coakley and Governor Duval Patrick.

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