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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Saint John Officially Welcomes New Mayor & Council

A new era in Saint John's political history being officially ushered in with the swearing in of Mayor Mel Norton and the new Common Council.

Norton tells CHSJ News the former council's legacy was marked by good intentions that got bogged down by challenges. He says those will only be addressed through a new, cooperative leadership of which he hopes to set an example

Shelley Rinehart also getting sworn in as deputy mayor. She echoes Norton's point about working together, saying the first thing to do is for council to get to know one another and figure out how best to address the big issues.

The first meeting of the new council is on June 4th.