Thursday, November 10, 2011

East Boston Chamber to elect officers and directors on December 15

This just in from the EB Chamber of Commerce.

Notice of 2011 East Boston Chamber of Commerce Election of Officers & Directors

(One to be elected, per each position)
President, Diane Modica, Law Office of Diane J. Modica
1st Vice President, Pasquale ‘Pat’ Todisco, Todisco Towing
2nd Vice President, Marisa DiPietro, East Boston Social Center
3rd Vice President, Scott Heigelmann, Heavy Advertising
Treasurer, Kim Altschul, East Boston Savings Bank
Secretary, Joanna Cataldo, East Boston Chamber Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Board of Directors:
(Four to be elected)
Pedro Cordano, Cordano Real Estate
Phil Giffee, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH)
Bobby Martin, Piers Park Sailing Program
Mike Sulprizio, East Boston Community Development

The elections will take place at the Chamber offices at 175 McClellan Highway Suite 1, on Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 11:30am-2:00pm and also 4:30pm-5:30pm. (Candidates for Officers and Directors are typically present at this time.) 

All East Boston Chamber of Commerce members in good standing as of November 15, 2011, are eligible to vote. Good standing requires that members be current on their membership dues. Each member business of the Chamber is allowed one vote; however, Chamber by laws stipulate that any member who joined the Chamber after August 31 of the current year shall not be entitled to vote in this election; voting by multiple representatives of the same business is not allowed. 

Proxy voting and absentee voting are not allowed. 

All voting results will be counted and reported after 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at the Chamber office; results will then be made available on the Chamber website and by phone call request as well.

A nominations committee is selected each year and is responsible for identifying candidates for the board of directors. This year, several members of the Chamber were recognized by the committee and invited as candidates, including: Citizen’s Bank, Meridian Insurance, First Priority, Cordano Real Estate, East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC), Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) , and  Piers Park Sailing Center.  As of the response deadline, November 10, four of these members, Michael Sulprizio of East Boston CDC Board of Directors, Robert Martin of the Piers Park Sailing Center, Pedro Cordano of Cordano Real Estate and  Phil Giffee of NOAH,  replied that they were able to accept candidacy for board service at this time.

Any other eligible candidates seeking to run for the four open Board positions are invited to run through the process for independent nomination outlined below. According to the by-laws of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce, any member of the Corporation that has been in good standing for a minimum of one year as of January 2010 may run for office by Independent Nomination. To be placed on the ballot for Director, independent nominees must obtain the signatures of at least ten (10) members of the corporation and forward them to the Chamber Secretary, Joanna Cataldo, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 175 McClellan Highway, no less than 10 days prior to the day of elections on December 15, 2011.

Independent nominees for any of the Officer positions must meet the above requirements as well as have been a member of the Board of Directors for at least two of the previous five years. 

If you have questions regarding nominations, elections, or responsibilities of board directors, please contact Eden Smith, Executive Assistant of the East Boston Chamber, at (617) 569-5000.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

For most part at-large status quo reigns in East Boston too. has the unofficial results of the At-Large race for Boston City Council in Ward 1. (PDF)

With the exception of Michael Flaherty's fourth place finish in East Boston, the election results in Ward 1 were very similar to the citywide totals for the four winning candidates. Ayanna Pressley who topped the ticket citywide finished fight in East Boston.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

East Boston Main Streets to hold annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15

On Tuesday November 15, 2011 East Boston Main Streets will hold its annual meeting and it is open to the public.

(East Boston, MA. November 4, 2011) East Boston Main Streets will host its annual meeting on Tuesday November 15, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Main Street office; 146 Maverick Street East Boston. Board members will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the activities and events the organization is sponsoring. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information call 617.561.1044 or visit

This post has been corrected.