Mike Zwirko ’01 being sworn in as the President of the Board of Aldermen in Melrose, MA.Mike Zwirko ’01 being sworn in as the President of the Board of Aldermen in Melrose, MA. Credit: Mike Caraggi · The Patch

MELROSE, MA — It’s a windy 30 degrees, and he’s not halfway through a 2.5-mile walk discussing the city. It’s cold. But not cold enough to take an innocent crosswalk shortcut.

“I’m an elected official. I can’t jaywalk.”

Mike Zwirko is keenly aware of just what he is, even as a relative newcomer to politics.

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