By Justin Roshak, Contributing Writer
HUDSON – Longtime journalist Jeffrey Malachowski will now serve Hudson residents as a full-time public employee after the Select Board appointed him as assistant town clerk during their July 12 meeting.
Malachowski has written for MetroWest Daily News for some 14 years. In that time, he learned “a little bit of everything,” he told the Community Advocate.
“Being a reporter, you’re interacting with the community every day,” he said.
Malachowski’s beat included stories from Shrewsbury, Hudson and Marlborough, and most recently Framingham.
“I enjoyed the relationships I made with folks across the communities I covered,” Malachowski said. “I’m going to miss some of those.”
As assistant town clerk, he will handle birth and death certificates and marriage licenses.
By his second day on the job he’d already learned a lot, he said.
“My head’s kind of spinning,” he continued.
Malachowski’s appointment was approved unanimously by the Select Board.
“I thought it was great. Now I have the power!” joked Select Board Chair Scott Duplisea, who praised Malachowski for professionalism. “Jeff always reported in a way like it was spoken.”
“It was very humbling to hear those words from the selectmen,” Malachowski later said. “It’s nice to be part of the community.”