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January 8, 2013

Mayor calls on councilors to end stalemate over filling seat


In this final year of her second term, Driscoll said she hopes to find a “final resolution” for cleaning up the city-owned transfer station on Swampscott Road.

She said the long-delayed senior center remains a top priority and added that she is pushing the developer “for a start date on this important initiative.”

In her speech, Driscoll pointed to many achievements and landmarks last year, including the city’s improved financial condition, the completion of Bridge Street renovations, the expected start of construction on the MBTA garage and commuter rail station, the sale of the power plant, the opening of the J. Michael Ruane Judicial Center, and the start of construction on a major section of the Salem Wharf.

She also highlighted one of the biggest challenges facing the city, turning around its low-performing public schools.

“Just last week, the state gave the green light to our accelerated district improvement plan, signaling their belief that we are on the right path ...” the mayor said.

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