This is the second part of an interview series with the Republican candidate for State Senate, Frank Addivinola, Jr. who is running against Democratic incumbent State Senator Anthony Petruccelli for the First Suffolk Middlesex District. In addition to the North End, the district includes Beacon Hill, Cambridge, East Boston, Revere and Winthrop.
In this second part of the series, Frank Addivinola, Jr. talks about healthcare and education on the state and local level. He then turns to neighborhood issues including hazardous material truck routing, LNG tankers, trash, Green Tickets and the question of alcohol licenses and commerce in the North End.
A report issued last week by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of more than 500 mayors that I co-chair with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, highlights the connection between weak gun laws and illegal gun trafficking among states. The report, Trace the Guns: the Link Between Gun Laws and Interstate Gun Trafficking, looks at data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and proves, beyond a doubt, that comprehensive gun trafficking laws are critical to preventing violent crime.