Government Schools

St. John School’s 6th Graders Visit the State House

St. John School’s 6th graders visited the State House yesterday. A special thank you to State Representative Joe McGonagle, Everett for welcoming our students. They had a wonderful tour, lunch, and got a special trip to the House of Representatives to be introduced and said the Pledge of Allegiance. They also visited the Senate and Read More…

Government

State Budget Focuses on Early Education, Recovery & Homelessness; North End Receives Earmarks

The Massachusetts House of Representatives approved the state’s $39.5 billion budget last week. Focus programs in the budget include enhanced support for early education and programs for those battling addition and homelessness. Funding was expanded for Kindergarten Expansion Grants with additional local aid to cities and towns by $15 million. Funding was also increased for Read More…

Government

Take a Look at the Candidates Vying for State Senate Seat

It was 2007 when Anthony Petruccelli took the reins as the State Senator of the First Suffolk and Middlesex district in Massachusetts. This past December, after 16 years in the legislature, the East Boston Democrat decided to conclude his stretch at the beginning of 2016. Since Senator Petruccelli announced his plan to resign, several candidates have joined the race to fill Read More…

Community Government People

Teresa Mazzulli Receives State House Citation

This past December, West End resident Teresa Mazzulli was presented a citation honoring her 25 years and over three thousand hours as a dedicated volunteer, ambassador and gracious host at the historic Massachusetts State House. Representative Paul McMurtry of the 11thNorfolk District  presided over the honor in the House Chamber.  Pictured are Speaker of the House Read More…

Government People

Anthony Petruccelli Resigns State Senate Seat; Special Election Likely

After a 16 year career in the Massachusetts Legislature, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli announced on Friday that he will be resigning his Senate seat in January 2016. The Senator will be assuming a role with Kearney, Donovan & McGee, P.C., a government relations and lobbying firm located on Court Street in downtown Boston.  “I love my job as a Read More…

Government

Video: Ward 3 Hosts Round Two of Candidates Night

On the evening of Wednesday May 21st the Nazzaro Center was home to the second round of the Ward 3 Democrats Candidates night. With Ward 3 Chairman Jason Aluia unable to attend, it was Vice-Chairman Daniel Toscano at the helm. Candidates for statewide office had a chance to speak with voters and delegates before the June 2014 Democratic Read More…

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Video: Ward 3 Democrats Host Statewide Candidates Night [Part 2 of 2]

[responsive_youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7utEaf-tCc] Part 2 is a continuation of the Ward 3 Democratic Committee candidates night from this past week. This final segment features the last three candidates to speak:  Gubernatorial Candidate Joe Avellone Lt. Governor Candidate Steve Kerrigan Candidate for Attorney General Maura Healey To view the first four candidates (listed below) please see Part 1. Gubernatorial Candidate Juliette Kayyem Read More…

Government

Video: Ward 3 Democrats Host Statewide Candidates Night [Part 1 of 2]

Members of the Ward 3 Democratic Committee hosted a candidates night for statewide office hopefuls to have a chance to speak with voters and delegates before the June 2014 Democratic Convention. Candidates were given 15 minutes to speak to the committee members, including time for questions from the audience. Candidates spoke of many issues and concerns Read More…

Government

Ward 3 Democratic Caucus Elects 2014 Convention Delegates [Video]

Local Democrats kicked off the 2014 election season on Saturday morning at the “standing room only” Ward 3 Democratic Caucus held at the Nazzaro Community Center in Boston’s North End. Twenty-two delegates were elected to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention to be held June 13th and 14th in Worcester where candidates will be endorsed for Read More…

Arts & Culture

Italian Heritage Month Kick-Off at State House

The annual kick off of Italian Heritage Month was held on October 1, 2013 at the Grand Staircase of the State House. The 2013 Italian American Month Award recipients were Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Public Service Award, and Alessandro Golkar, Rising Young Professional Award. Once again the generosity of Donato Frattaroli and the Frattaroli Family Read More…

Government Schools

Photo of the Day: Eliot School’s Kindergarten Tours the State House

Ms. Hutchins’ Kindergarten class from the North End’s Eliot School received a behind the scenes tour on Monday morning of the Massachusetts State House from State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Anthony Pettruccelli. There was also this great view from the top!

Arts & Culture Government Photos & Videos

Italian Heritage Month 2012 Ceremony at State House

Columbus Day is celebrated in October, proclaimed as Italian Heritage Month at the State House this week. This year is the 14th official dedication of the month recognizing Italian American culture, history and activities. This year, awards went to Albert “Buddy” Mangina for Community Service and Jerry Leone, Middlesex County District Attorney as the Law Read More…