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Madaro is Democratic Nominee for State Rep

Adrian Madaro won the Democratic primary in the special election for East Boston’s state representative seat on Tuesday. Madaro topped the field of candidates with 1,422 votes. Joe Ruggiero was second with  1,188 votes, followed by Edward Deveau 646, Lou Scapicchio, 204 and Camilo Hernandez with 193 votes. At his victory party last night, at the East Boston Yacht Club, Madaro thanked his supporters and the residents of East Boston. He also lauded the other candidates for running strong, issue-oriented campaigns. Madaro will face off against Independent candidate Joanne Pomodoro in the general election in March
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Eastie Native Vinny Prezioso is a Billboard Hit

If pop songwriter and producer, Vinny Prezioso, was stranded by the MBTA in Boston during a blizzard and forced to sculpt himself an igloo for shelter, he couldn’t survive without his acoustic guitar, laptop, and microphone. It would be a multi-story presidential suite of icy domes; complete with a television and two hot tubs at varying temperatures. Wherever Vinny is – whether California, New York, or his hometown of East Boston – he is creating music. “You have to be really inspired in your life, and keep your life interesting,” says Vinny, 25. “I’m a spontaneous person.” Every week is unique for Vinny, who works with Katalyst, a Grammy-winning production team based in New Jersey. The early bird composes lyrics ...
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We Are One Community

When hateful notes were found in the Shirley Avenue in Revere last week – notes that were threatening to Muslims – the city rallied and responded in an extraordinary way. First of all, the Revere Police responded to the situation with the utmost seriousness. While the specific threats on the notes, which purported to threaten the lives of every Muslim in the United States and Europe could never have been explicitly carried out, there was the certain possibility that the creator of these notes could exact violence upon the members of the local community. The Revere Police took that in to complete consideration, involving Federal and State law enforcement immediately. There was never any attempt to play down the seriousness ...
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Roy Greene is a Boston Globe assistant metro editor and editor of this East Boston site.