Letters to the Editor

Supporting Ed Deveau

Dear Editor:

As a lifelong resident of East Boston and someone whose family has lived in the community for over a century, I have deep roots here. I care passionately about our future and the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I have seen many changes to the neighborhood. The Seville Theatre is gone, Starlight Bowling Alley is now a parking lot, and Lombardo’s is a Walgreens. Change is inevitable, but how that change is managed is critical. East Boston is at a crossroads. When we elect our next State Representative, we need a leader who respects and appreciates the old and welcomes and embraces the new. Ed Deveau is that leader. Ed is the candidate that can be that bridge for our community. From something as simple as cleaner streets to something as complex as our Waterfront development, Ed possesses the skills and experience to propel us forward.

From Ed’s own long family history here, it is easy to see that commitment to serving the community is in his DNA. He has a proven track record of getting things done. His experience both in the State House and in the community is impressive. He was Sen. Anthony Petruccelli’s point person for more than a decade and has accomplished so much for East Boston. Here he established his reputation for honesty, integrity and responsiveness to the community. Through his leadership in securing funding for the clean up of Constitution Beach to his charitable work as a founder of Eastie’s Elves, Ed has shown not only that he cares about our community, but also that he is capable of delivering. His knowledge of the political process, excellent communication and negotiation skills enabled him to build successful coalitions for a variety of community initiatives. I believe at this critical point, we all need to take part to ensure that East Boston remains a great place to live and to raise a family. Ed listens and is inclusive by nature. I am confident that he will ensure that our voices will be heard. With so much a stake in this election, I am supporting the candidate with the most experience – Ed Deveau.

Cathy Barrett Baglio

Princeton Street

Telephone books available

Dear Editor:

We at Cappuccio Enterprises are sorry for the inconvenience to all the East Boston residents for the non-distribution of the East Boston Telephone Directory 2015. Due to the inclement weather, books will not be delivered for another 3-4 weeks. Usually, books are already distributed and shared among neighbors by this time in the year. Cappuccio Enterprises LLC was able to distribute a number of books at the Taste of East Boston on Thursday, January 29, 2015 and we are certain there are residents who were able to pick one up there. We have decided to have four drop off locations, where the neighbors can pick up books if they would like, before they are distributed to all the households.

The four locations, which have approved drop off of the books are the four following long-time advertisers:

East Boston Savings Bank

856 Bennington Street

First Priority Credit Union

100 Swift Street

East Boston YMCA

215 Bremen Street

Carmella’s Market

86 Cottage Street

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