Back To 30
by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 6, 2013 9:19 am
Posted to: City Hall, Fair Haven
The Board of Aldermen has been replenished to full strength of 30 members, thanks to the swearing in of new Fair Haven Alderman Santiago Berrios-Bones. Meanwhile, someone is already gunning to replace him.
Mayor John DeStefano administered the oath of office to Berrios-Bones during a brief ceremony Monday evening in the atrium of City Hall.
Berrios-Bones was joined by his family, and held his granddaughter as he took the oath.
Berrios-Bones, a 64-year-old Wilbur Cross biology teacher, won a special election in Ward 14 last month. He takes the seat vacated when former Alderman Gabriel Santiago resigned in January after extended absenteeism.
Berrios-Bones thanked his supporters in the recent election and said he hopes to do a good job.
Meanwhile, a new candidate for Ward 14 alderman has emerged. Thomas Burwell, who lives on Exchange Street, filed papers on Feb. 25 to run for alderman in Ward 14.
Burwell did not return a call for comment.
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He will fall in line just as the rest of them.He will sell the people out.
Both of the men who ran stood out on the sidewalk all day and greeted us as we came to vote. I was impressed with both men and am very happy that Mr. Berrios-Bones won. I hope I get to vote for him again.
Now, hold on Fifths. Some people have lived in New Haven for decades in roles of public servitude that entitle them to be given, a minimum, the benefit of the doubt. Mr. Berrios is such a man and should be treated with respect. He has at least earned enough of OUR respect for me to tell you that this is a moment when you should reserve judgment before you go straight to calling people people sellouts. More than twenty years teaching Biology at Wilbur Cross High=Dues Paid Cálmese por favor.