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Mayor gets new wheels

Posted by mwoolhouse October 9, 2007 04:52 PM

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Hizzoner and hiz hybrid, fer shizzle

NEWTON

Newton Mayor David Cohen traded in his gas-guzzling Crown Victoria this week, in favor of a new Toyota Prius hybrid. The city bought two of the cars, at $20,800 a piece, unveiling the purchase today.

Cohen receives use of a city car as mayor, not to mention a parking spot close to the entrance to City Hall. The other Prius will be used by the city's inspectional services department.

Jeremy Solomon, the mayor's spokesman, said the Crown Vic got about 18 miles to the gallon. The new car gets 46.

-- Megan Woolhouse

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