Waterbury Mayor Neil M. O’Leary and other municipal officials elected earlier last month will take their respective oaths of office tonight Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at John F. Kennedy High School, 422 Highland Avenue, Waterbury. A 5 p.m. Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception will precede the Kennedy High ceremony.

   Tonight Mayor O’Leary will take his oath of office for the third time – but for the first time since the Mayor’s term was changed from two to four years. Members of the Board of Aldermen, Board of Education and other city officers elected this past Nov. 3 will also take their oaths of office. This election marked the first time ever that Waterbury voters elected their aldermen by district.  
   Mayor O’Leary said education – specifically early childhood education – will be the focus of his administration during the next four years. “I want every child in Waterbury to have a chance to succeed,” Mayor O’Leary said. “The best way to accomplish this is through early childhood education, especially for our pre-K students.”
   The public is invited to attend the inauguration tonight.