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The Mayor and the Mustache

Shehady sports Freddy Mercury-esue upper lip growth for men's health issues.

Springfield Mayor Ziad Shehady was sporting a different look than usual at the Tuesday, Nov. 13 Township Committee meeting. 

In honor of the monthlong charity event "Movember," Shehady accented his upper lip with a thicket of black hairs.   His mustache and the many moustaches like it have been grown to raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

While the mustache granted the Mayor a palpable Freddy Mercury-esque elan, he tried to distance himself from what he referred to as "the ridiculous thing on my face."

"You won't see it in December," he said. 

Camilo H. Smith November 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM
Will his Twitter avatar feature the new look? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdCrZfTkG1c
Cindy Friedman November 14, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Great look!
Springfield Neighbor November 14, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Obviously a slow news day, Adam. Wouldn't a story on the election results have been more news worthy?
lora condon November 14, 2012 at 04:52 PM
He could start harvesting hair for the guy sitting next to him!

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