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Mayor Eddie A. Perez, 2001

Mayor Eddie A. Perez and his wife, Maria, dance merengue in the wee hours of the inaugural ball, Saturday, December 15, 2001 at the Connecticut Expo Center. The ball featured live latin music and was attended by about 1500 people. The Perez couple spent most of the night greeting guests and having their pictures taken with well wishers. PATRICK RAYCRAFT / HARTFORD COURANT