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Wakefield manager swears in


February 26, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

OUTGOING WAKEFIELD city manager Richard Brackney, left, shakes hands with incoming city manager Robert A. Brown, Jr., directly after a Monday evening city council meeting. Brown, who lived previously in Belding, Mich., began working in the municipal building last Tuesday.


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WAKEFIELD - After sitting in quiet observation throughout Monday's meeting of the Wakefield city council, Robert A. Brown, Jr. took an official oath of office as the new city manager directly after adjournment.

The tall, affable, young man then shook the hands of each council member.

"Welcome to my chair," said outgoing city manager Richard Brackney. "My former chair."

When Brown briefly sat in the designated place, mayor John Granato kidded him, "You're in the hot seat now."

During the meeting, council members voted to pass a resolution declaring Br...

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