Capuano aide back at work after illness

An aide to Congressman Michael Capuano is back on the job after spending several months away for medical reasons. Candace Sealey, who handles Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury for Capuano, says she’s easing back into the job.

In a statement to the Reporter, Sealey thanked friends and family for their support and stressed that the transition back is “gradual,” adding her “thanks to all of the wonderful people who reached out to me these past months as I dealt with a very serious health ailment. I’ve missed the casework and the work in the community, both of which I am committed to. Today I am blessed to be able to say I am gradually working my way back to a more normal work load in Rep. Capuano’s office.”

Sealey also thanked individual community members and organizations that sent flowers and encouragement. “It truly means a lot and it is uplifting to know how much others care. The relationships built, bridges made and crossed are very near and dear to me,” she wrote. “I want to remind each of you of the importance of health care, follow up and follow through for you and family. I had no previous health issues, signs or signal of what was to come. I had no pre determined symptoms.”

Separately, Capuano staffers are holding office hours this week in Codman Square and Mattapan Square.

Staffers will be available today (July 26) at the Codman Square Community Health Center from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tomorrow (July 27), staffers will be at Brothers Restaurant at 1638 Blue Hill Ave.