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CLEVELAND - Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson took the oath of office for the third time in a no-frills ceremony at City Hall today.

The oath was administered by Court of Appeals Judge Patricia Blackmon.

Blackmon was Jackson's boss when she was city prosecutor and Jackson was an assistant prosecutor.

There were no surprises in Jackson's remarks. He listed his priorities for a third term as taking all his familiar initiatives to "the next level." At the top of that list is improving city schools through a transformation plan that is now in its second year.

He also spoke of bringing prosperity and opportunity to all Cleveland neighborhoods. He concluded with his familiar hope that Cleveland will become a "city of choice" attracting new residents and businesses.

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