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Editor, Publisher & Proprietor: Frank Conte, Wakefield, MA fconteNO4SPAM@eastboston.

About Frank Conte:

Born: Boston, February 8, 1959 (40-year resident of East Boston) I grew up on Chelsea Street.

Current Residence: Wakefield, MA (1999).


University of Massachusetts, McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, Boston, M.S., Class of 1993. Book Award winner.

Suffolk University, Boston, B.S. Liberal Arts, Class of 1980.

St. Domenic Savio High School, East Boston, Class of 1976, Lauded for Excellence in Social Studies.

Sacred Heart School, East Boston, Class of 1972

Business Ownership:


Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University

Work Experience

Director of Communications and Information Systems, Beacon Hill Institute, Boston,  1996-present.

Former Contributing Columnist, "Up against the curb," Spare Change News.

Director of Public Relations, Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Boston 1993-1995.

Columnist, East Boston Sun-Transcript 1989 - 2000.

Reporter, East Boston Community News 1977-1989.

Correspondent, Boston Ledger, 1981-1984.

Reporter, Regional Review, 1976-1977.

Also contributed to North End-Waterfront Regional Review, The Reporter (Revere, MA), Winthrop Sun-Transcript and Boston's Neighborhood Network News program.

Producer and Host, Boston Cable Access Upfront, Great Eastie Television (1983-1988).

Political Contributions and Affiliations:


Scott Brown for U.S. Senate, 2011, 2012

John McCain for President, 2008;
Senate, 2010

Doug Obey for State Representative, Republican candidate, 11th Norfolk District,  2007

David D'Arcangelo, Candidate, Malden City Council At-Large 2009, 2011

Craig Spadafora, Candidate (Republican) for State Senate Middlesex and Essex 2010. 

State Senator Richard Tisei, (Republican, Wakefield) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 & Campaign for Lt. Gov 2009 & 2010 & Tisei for Congress, 2012

Mike Conley Committee (School Committee Candidate, 2007)

Mike Conley Committee (Selectman candidate, Wakefield) 2005                           

Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat for U.S. Senate, 2006

Joe Lieberman, Independent, for U.S. Senate, 2006

Stephen Lynch, Democrat, Congress 9th District, 2010

Mary Z. Connaughton, Candidate for State Auditor 2010


Lydon for Mayor (Boston) 1993, policy advisor.


        Married, two children.

        Homeowner, Wakefield.

        Notary Public since 1984.

Religious Background

Roman Catholic; Baptized and Lapsed: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Party Registration: Independent (former Democrat)


Board Member and Benefactor, Salesian Boys and Girls Club, East Boston (1989 - 1995)

Assistant Coach, Wakefield Basketball Association (3 & 4) 2008-2009; 2009-2010.


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