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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Coletti just may run for mayor

NEWTON

After sitting out the last mayor’s race, Alderman Paul Coletti said he is likely to throw in his hat for the next one.

“I have a funny feeling the city’s going to be just in the right position for a leadership change,” the Ward 5 at-large aldermen said. “Hopefully, all the stars will be aligned.”

A run for mayor would probably mean stepping down from his chairmanship of the Finance Committee, he said.

“After all these years, maybe somebody else wants to do it for a while,” he said.

Coletti is the second longest-serving alderman and has been a perennial critic of Mayor David B. Cohen, most recently on his handling of the new Newton North High School project.

-- Connie Paige

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