Adrian Madaro Swears-in as The Official State Representative of East Boston


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On Wednesday, April 8th 2015, Adrian Madaro was officially sworn-in as the official State Representative of East Boston.

Congratulations Adrian! East Boston and your peers at Suffolk Law School is very proud of you. You will do a great job as our East Boston State Rep. –Prince Sefa-Boakye

Here are words spoken by Ariel Glantz, Adrian’s Girlfriend, on this special occasion.

Adrian's Swear-in Ceremony

I couldn’t be prouder of you,  Adrian! This entire journey has been incredible, and watching you get sworn in today was absolutely surreal and amazing. You may be Representative Madaro now, but to me, you’ll always be my boo! –Ariel Glantz

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Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Joanne Pomodoro, East Boston State Rep Candidate


Joanne T. Pomodoro is a life-long resident of East Boston and an independent candidate running to be the next the State Representative of East Boston. Joanne is running because she is tired of going to community meetings and not having her concerns be heard–one of them being selling East Boston to developers for profit. She wants people who haven’t been heard to be heard and will represent the underserved through representation. What makes her qualified is her work experience as a social worker or better known as a “change agent.”

As a social worker she has helped countless people with their problems; found solutions; healed people from trauma (especially from the Boston Marathon Bombing); and empowered people by becoming pro-active–versus reactive–and taking charge of their life. And what she really wants to do as the next State Rep is re-invest East Boston through stake ownership.

“If you invest in something you have ownership in it,” she says. For those who lives here and wants to stay here they should have a discount–and not be pushed out of their homes because of luxury housing. And so she is advocating a voucher program so that middle class families can stay and prosper here in East Boston.

“I don’t make a blanket speech; I speak from my heart. I am not a professional politician but I am a professional social worker which specializes in helping people.”

Her three biggest priorities that she is advocating for as state rep are: Health and Wellness; Gentrification; and Community Unification.

To follow Joanne and her campaign go to www.joannepomodoro4staterep.org. You can also follow her on her Facebook Fanpage at www.facebook.com/jtpomodoro.

Here are responses of questions from the Twitterverse that Joanne answered

https://twitter.com/princedjc/status/578999730593755136

JP: We don’t get to choose how we run. When I was 18 years old, I registered as an Independent. The reason I did that because I wanted to choose the issues, not the politician nor the party. If someone had an issue that I was concerned about, I aligned myself with him. That’s the way I voted. So I’ve been an Independent all my life and that’s the way I’ll stay.

https://twitter.com/princedjc/status/578999736381894656

JP: I bring personal connection. I don’t make a blanket speech. I speak from my heart; I am not a professional politician. But I am a professional social worker which I am an expert in helping people. And that’s what I bring to this job and to the community. I care for people no matter their economic status, race, religion, or gender. That’s what I do. And that’s what I will continue to do.

Meet The Candidates: Adrian Madaro, State Rep Candidate for East Boston


Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Adrian MadaroAdrian Madaro, who is 26 years old, is a lifelong resident of East Boston and a first generation American citizen. Adrian has devoted his whole life to community service and is ready to take his service to the next level as the next State Representative of East Boston.

Adrian is running for state representative because he wants to work on policies and legislation that will really benefit East Boston–and he says that the best is yet to come for East Boston. Before he ran, he was the chief of staff (for four years) for the former State Rep Carlo Basile–who is now the chief secretary for the current governor of Massachusetts: Charlie Baker.

As chief of staff, he was in charge of addressing and solving everyday issues for fellow residents of East Boston. He knows the budget process, knows how to file and draft legislation (and push it through city hall), and has good relationships, with the representatives, on Beacon Hill (including House Speaker Robert Deleo) which he will utilize to get things done in East Boston.

East Boston deserves a state representative who can be effective and hit the ground running. He says, “there is no learning curve for me.”

His three top priorities for East Boston are Economic Opportunities (i.e. waterfront development & public transportation), Vocational Programs in Public Schools, and Public Safety.

Adrian Madaro holds a Masters in Public Policy and Urban Planning from Tufts University, and serves on several boards including President of the Harborside Community.

Election day is on March 3rd, and you can follow him and his campaign at www.adrianmadaro.com

For those who tweeted me their questions, here are Adrian’s responses:

https://twitter.com/KevinFranck/status/568201699015438336

Adrian: Waterfront development will create jobs so we have to make sure that we (1) prioritize construction jobs for East Boston Residents and (2) make sure that permanent service jobs (hotels, restaurants, bar etc.) are for East Boston residents. We have the best waterfront in Boston, and by having development on the waterfront we will create an engine for our local economy.

Adrian: Today East Boston is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. And because of that people are moving here not just to raise families but to develop here. Even though that investment is good for the community, it has to be balanced: responsible smart growth. That means we have to balance luxury apartments on the waterfront with affordable housing, work force housing, and family housing, so that all walks of life (senior citizen, immigrant, etc.) can thrive and raise a family here in East Boston.

Prince Sefa-Boakye proudly endorses Celeste Ribeiro Myers for State Rep


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I proudly endorse Celeste Ribeiro Myers for State Rep in East Boston. Her drive and commitment to fair play, diversity, and community service will no doubt revive East Boston back to its original glory. She is not tied down to private interests nor the status quo.

On Nov. 4th be sure to check off Celeste Ribeiro Myers on your voting ballot.

To watch my interview with her, click on this link: Prince Sefa-Boakye interivews Celeste Ribeiro Myers, Candidate for State Rep

For more information on Celeste and her campaign go www.celesteforeastboston.com

Also look at Celeste’s new TV ad and share it with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, and Email!

“Community First” – Celeste Ribeiro Myers for State Rep. from Audissey Media on Vimeo.