Dumais completes busy first month as Marlborough’s mayor

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Dumais completes busy first month as Marlborough’s mayor
J. Christian Dumais is about to complete his first month as mayor of Marlborough. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – One month down, and it’s so far, so good for the city’s new mayor.

“It’s going great,” said J. Christian Dumais, who took the oath of office on Jan. 1.

He and his staff have been meeting with department heads, and he has already begun several initiatives.

On Jan. 25, the city rolled out a new program to help deal with rodents, especially rats. Dumais has also been visiting several locations with the mayor’s mobile office, and he recently rode the bus with MWRTA officials to discuss improvements to the city’s public transportation.

The bus ride was in association with the MWRTA’s TryTransit Fare Free Program, which runs until March 31. Under the program, anyone may use MWRTA buses for free — with the use of a Catch Card available on each bus — on fixed routes.

It will also begin Sunday service starting Feb. 4, which will mirror Saturday routes.

To learn more about MWRTA services and the TryTransit Fare Free Program, visit www.mwrta.com.

Dumais has been in the process of forming a committee to reboot plans for the West Side fire station.

“It’s been a pretty good month,” he said. “Marlborough has so much to offer. It’s like the coolest job.”

For February, the mayor’s office will have the first “Chat and Chew” on Feb. 24, sponsored by the Marlborough Lions Club. This will be an opportunity to meet with the mayor and his staff, and enjoy a snack.

The first newsletter will also be coming out this month.

For the latest, visit www.marlborough-ma.gov.

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