Thursday, December 29, 2011

DeStefano to be sworn Jan. 1 as New Haven mayor for 10th time

NEW HAVEN – Mayor John DeStefano Jr. will be sworn into an historic 10th term of office at the city’s inauguration ceremony on Sunday .

Along with DeStefano, City Clerk Ronald Brown and the Board of Aldermen with 18 new members also will be sworn in. The ceremony will take place a noon at Hill Regional Career High School, 140 Legion Ave.

The Rev. Todd Foster will deliver the invocation prayer at the ceremony, followed by remarks by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

State Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr., a native of New Haven, will administer the oath of office to DeStefano. Judge Robin Wilson will give the oath to the Board of Aldermen. And the Rev. Boise Kimber and Vin Baker will administer the oath of office to Brown for city clerk.

The ceremony will conclude with a benediction by the Rev. Abraham Hernandez.

A reception will follow in the cafeteria of the school.

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