(East Boston – February 23, 2015) – This week candidate for State Representative Adrian Madaro announced several policy initiatives to create good paying jobs for East Boston residents.
“The number one concern I hear from residents is the need for good paying jobs” said Madaro. “I’ll work with the state to declare the Chelsea Creek a marine economic development zone which will attract companies to create jobs along Border, Condor, and McClellan Highway. I’ll also require those companies to participate in vocational training programs for local students.”
“To grow jobs, East Boston needs to capitalize on its access to the water,” said East Boston environmental activist Chris Marchi. “Giving companies low interest loans, tax abatements, and expedited zoning will unlock the potential of our waterfront to produce jobs for East Boston residents–just like South Boston has done with the Seaport.”
Madaro also committed to connecting East Boston residents with the booming Seaport district. “The Seaport district is the biggest job creator in the region producing jobs for low to high skilled workers. East Boston residents need access to these jobs” said Rick Dimino, President of the nonprofit firm A Better City. As Chief of Staff to Representative Carlo Basile, Madaro described how he supported the upcoming connection of Airport Station with South Station via the Silverline; the long awaited connection of the Red and Blue lines; and the expansion of water transportation to and from East Boston. “As your State Representative, I will work to create more job opportunities for East Boston residents by connecting residents with the jobs being created at the Seaport.”
Adrian Madaro is a graduate of Boston Latin School and Tufts University where he also earned a Masters in Public Policy and Urban Planning. Adrian is an active member of the East Boston community, serving as a board member of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Vice President of the YMCA, President of the Harborside Community Council, Former Vice President of the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), and Co-Chair and Founder of the Mario Umana Public Service Fellowship.
Liana LaMattina, Madaro Campaign