Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston City Council were sworn into office on Monday, and nothing was more moving than At-Large City Councilor Julia Mejia adding to her American Dream.
We'll just let Mejia tell it.
To think that years ago I celebrated becoming a naturalized citizen in the very building that I will be sworn in today as the first Latina immigrant City Councilor in Boston. Thanks to family, friends and all the people of Boston for making this day possible! #Bospoli
— Julia Mejia (@juliaforboston) January 6, 2020
Not only did Mejia make history, but this current Boston City Council also changed Boston history, which was pointed out by many people, including District 4 City Councilor Andrea Campbell.
Today we are swearing in the most diverse @BOSCityCouncil ever. Big congratulations to all my colleagues but especially @KenzieBok, @Liz4AB, @RicardoNArroyo and @JuliaforBoston. Let's get to work! pic.twitter.com/qpvF2BI1bJ
— Andrea J. Campbell (@CampbellforD4) January 6, 2020
At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu pointed out a very interesting astrological sidebar.
I’m excited about so much with this new Council, but here’s an unexpected plus: a tripling of the Capricorn caucus! 🐐 pic.twitter.com/BJoqM7njPf
— Michelle Wu 吳弭 (@wutrain) January 6, 2020
And how about this -- District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley is now the longest-sitting city councilor. (At-Large City Councilor Michael Flaherty was elected prior to O'Malley being on the council, but left the council after running for mayor.)
Words can’t express how honored and excited I am to again serve the people and neighborhoods that I know and love. Thank you, District 6. I will not let you down. pic.twitter.com/WnP621yddc
— Matt O'Malley (@MattOMalley) January 6, 2020
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius also offered congratulations in the council chambers to District 7 City Councilor and new City Council President Kim Janey.
— Brenda Cassellius (@BCassellius) January 6, 2020