His name is William Salvatore Rivela.

The son of West District Councilor Allison Saffie and her fiancé Vinny Rivela was born at Lawrence
General Hospital on April 3 at 9:44pm. He weighed 7½ pounds and measured 21 inches long.

It’s believed that Saffie is the first sitting Methuen city councilor to give birth.

“We’re doing real good,” said Allison. “I missed two meetings, but I plan on being at all of them in the

The first child of Allison and Vinny is named after Allison’s dad, Bill.