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City plans January, February votes to fill councilor seat

The city has scheduled a primary election on Jan. 17 — and a final election on Feb. 7 — to fill the vacant seat for Ward Four City Councilor.

The slot opened when Brian Palmucci resigned, effective Oct. 27, to become a District Court judge. He had been on the Council since 2010 and was in the first year of a two-year term.

Three candidates had pulled nomination papers as of Nov. 18, according to the City Clerk’s Office: attorney Joel Buenaventura; contractor James Devine; and Verizon tech and IBEW 2222 union member Matthew Lyons.

Candidates have until Dec. 13 to submit nomination papers.

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Until the seat is filled, Council President Noel DiBona said he will handle Ward Four constituent concerns.

Johanna Seltz can be reached at seltzjohanna@gmail.com.