East Boston Tims - Former JPNA Co-Chair Renee Scalfani Honored
Thursday, February 14, 2019
At Monday night’s Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting, former longtime JPNA Co-Chair Renee Scalfani was honored by Mayor Martin Walsh, City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Rep. Adrian Madaro and the JPNA board.
Walsh, along with JPNA Chair Mary Cole, presented Scalfani, one of the longest continuously serving members of any East Boston community group board, with a golden gavel.
“I just want to honor Renee (Scalfani) who served as co-chair of the JPNA for the past 10 years,” said Walsh. “It is with great appreciation that we honor someone with her heart and soul who was truly the “Mayor” of Jeffries Point.”
As the neighborhood’s notable community groups like JPNA and Orient Heights have been taken over by new blood and newer community groups like Harbor View have emerged, Scalfani remained a fixture in Eastie’s community process for as long as anyone can remember.
However, last year Scalfani announced she would be stepping down from the board she served with passion, distinction and dedication for many years.