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Fourth Inauguration Of Alex Morse As Mayor Of Holyoke To Commence First Four-Year Term

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse stands in front of microphones

Alex Morse will be inaugurated Tuesday for a new term as mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts.

At the age of 22, Morse was the youngest mayor in the city’s history when he was sworn in six years ago to his first term.  Now he will begin the first four-year mayoral term in Holyoke’s history.

"We have always recognized we could not turn the city around overnight, not in two, four , or six years. That is why I ran for a fourth term and I am excited to have four years, not just two years, to implement the programs and policies we are passionate about," Morse said in an interview after his reelection in November 2017.

The inaugural ceremony for Morse and other elected city officials begins at 10 A.M. in the Holyoke City Hall Auditorium.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.