Former East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile endorsed City Council candidate Stephen Passacantilli for Boston City Council District 1. Basile, a lifelong East Boston resident and BPS parent, represented East Boston from 2007-2014 in the State Legislature.
Basile said, “Stephen Passacantilli is the clear choice to represent East Boston on the City Council. Stephen, like many of us, is raising a family here. Stephen’s kids, like my kids, are in the Boston Public Schools, so he knows how important it is for families to have access to great schools in their neighborhood. Whenever I needed assistance to help a Veteran, Stephen was always there. As City Councilor, Stephen will always put residents and our community first. He has the passion and the dedication to stand up to developers and institutions and be a strong voice for East Boston’s families and seniors.”
Passacantilli said, “Carlo Basile has been a strong, independent voice for East Boston, and I am I am proud to have his endorsement. As a BPS parent, I will work each and every day to ensure that each and every child in Boston receives a world-class education and that our residents always come first.”
Many know Passacantilli from his years of public service across Boston. He is a lifelong resident of the North End where he has been deeply involved as past president of his local civic association and through local charities and community organizations like North End Against Drugs (NEAD) and the North End Beautification Committee. Passacantilli is also an active Boston Public Schools parent and serves on the board of the Gavin Foundation.
Passacantilli and his wife, Renée, are raising their two children, Grace and Evan, just around the corner where he grew up in the North End.