Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00
The inauguration of Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi and the members of the Glen Cove City Council took place Monday afternoon in the main chambers of City Hall. Residents and local community leaders packed the room to witness this event.
Reverend Simpson led the opening prayer for the ceremony, and Adam Levine sang The Star Spangled Banner before the new council members were sworn into office by Judge Richard McCord. Democrats Nicholas DiLeo, Michael Famiglietti, Anthony Jimenez and Timothy Tenke returned to their post while newly elected Republicans Reginald Spinello and Anthony Gallo, Jr. took their oaths for the first time.
Ron Pascucci, former captain of the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department, introduced Mayor Suozzi and spoke about his history with him. He said the city is fortunate to have selected him for a fourth term.
“Our leadership is in safe and capable hands,” he said.
Mayor Suozzi took his oath for the fourth time, with wife Jane and sons Alex and Carter by his side. He was sworn in by Judge Joseph McCann. Suozzi is one of only four mayors in the history of Glen Cove to have been elected for a fourth term.
Mayor Suozzi spoke to the current state of the city’s finances and infrastructure and listed some of the ways it has improved over the course of his tenure. He noted that there are still changes that need to be made and more work that needs to be done.
“We took an oath that binds us together with the Glen Cove community and we must work together,” he said.