New Lawrence mayor says it’s now the people’s turn

DePeña’s politics are a blend of populism and fiscal conservatism

One in a series on newly-elected mayors in the Commonwealth.  LAWRENCE MAYOR Brian A. DePeña is a bit of a throwback. He likes to meet one-on-one with his constituents, holding office hours every Friday from 1 p.m. until whenever the last person leaves. It’s a mayor-of-the-people approach that has resonated with voters in this community(...)

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