By Stephanie Wittenbach 12/10/17

Boston (WEBN)- Joe Biden will preside over Walsh’s swearing-in ceremony at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Jan. 1, 2018. Observers say that with Biden in attendance Mayor Walsh may become, a significant power player in politics.

Biden said in a statement, “I’m honored to be able to preside over his inauguration next month so that he can continue his tireless work on behalf of the people of Boston.”

The two men have been long time friends and Walsh says he is “humbled” to have Biden be a part of the special ceremony. Former City Councilor Larry DiCara, said, “It’s an extraordinary honor for Boston.”

City Hall officials believe that with Biden here, the inauguration, of Mayor Walsh could make national news.