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Madaro or Pomodoro? East Boston Voters Set to Pick Their New State Representative March 31

East Boston voters will head to the polls Tuesday to select Adrian Madaro or Joanne T. Pomodoro as their new state representative. Madaro, 26, former chief of staff to State Rep. Carlo Basile, defeated four other candidates in a hard-fought primary March 3 to become the Democratic nominee for the seat previously held by Basile, who stepped down in January to become chief secretary in the Governor Charlie Baker Administration. Pomodoro, 62, a social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital, is running as an Independent candidate. No Republican candidates sought the party’s nomination, leaving two candidates contending for the seat in the general election. Following his impressive victory in the primary, Madaro has continued to campaign hard, knocking on doors and ...
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East Boston’s Marion Costigan: Sweeps Her Sidewalk Daily

Marion Costigan is being hailed as an example of community pride-an example we should all follow in East Boston. Each day Costigan heads outside with a broom and trash bags and cleans in front of her Bennington Street home in Orient Heights. Costigan, a longtime community activists who helped fight Logan Airport expansion with her mother in the 1960s, is the type of resident City Councilor Sal LaMattina wants to see more of in the neighborhood. This week City Councilor Sal LaMattina stopped by Costigan’s home as she was outside cleaning to personally thank her for her help and community pride. “Come on folks, if at 82-years old Marion Costigan can clean outside of her home then we all can,” ...
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ZBA Approves Mixed-Use: Development in Jeffries Pt.

With the support of the Mayor’s Office, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Councilor Salvatore LaMattina the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a mixed-use development in Jeffries Point. The project approved by the ZBA will reuse the now defunct Oscar’s Woodworking building at 47 Webster St.  and convert it into a a full service restaurant with roof-top dining, yoga studio, and 4 residential units. The project proposed by Phil Frattaroli, owner of Ducali in the North End,  received wide support in the Jeffries Point neighborhood and is seen as an important addition to all of the development activity going on in this section of Eastie. The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted 41-9 in favor of the project back in October. ...
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