Mayor Fiorentini to Be Sworn in For Record Eighth Term By Lt. Gov. Polito

James J. Fiorentini, elected to an eighth term in November, is Haverhill's longest-serving mayor. (File photograph)

Haverhill’s upcoming city government inauguration will be touched by Beacon Hill in more ways than one. Joining newly-minted State Rep. Andy Vargas at the ceremony Monday will be Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, who will swear in Mayor James J. Fiorentini for his record eighth term.

Polito is also expected the address the crowd at City Hall Monday, Fiorentini’s office said.

According to Haverhill’s city charter, adopted in 1967, the inauguration must take place at 10 a.m. on the first Monday in January. In 2018, the Monday falls on New Year’s Day.

In addition to Fiorentini’s swearing-in, Haverhill’s City Council and School Committee will take the oath of office.

Monday’s proceedings are open to the public and will be followed by a reception in the mayor’s office at 4 Summer St.