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The Political Trail

Election shows new face of East Boston

Eastie Democrats are racing for the House seat left by Anthony Petruccelli, smiling as the state's newest senator. Eastie Democrats are racing for the House seat left by Anthony Petruccelli, smiling as the state's newest senator. (JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF)
By Michael Jonas
July 29, 2007

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The sign war is underway in East Boston, and like so many political contests in this neighborhood, it looks like another battle between members of the local Sons of Italy. The elections dates haven't even been set yet, but buildings are already papered with placards for Jeff Drago and Carlo Basile, pegged as the front-runners in the special election for ... (Full article: 720 words)

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