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The city of Newton, Massachusetts has inaugurated the first black mayor to be elected in the state by a popular vote, reports WBZ.

Setti Warren, an Iraq war veteran and former aide to U.S. Sen. John Kerry, was installed Friday as Newton’s first new chief executive in 12 years. He was voted into office in the affluent Boston suburb when he defeated state Rep. Ruth Balser.

Warren succeeds David Cohen, who chose not to seek re-election after three terms.

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Article courtesy of: eurweb.com

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