Much of that money was donated to organizations in Travaglini’s beloved East Boston, including the Crossroads Family Shelter, East Boston Central Catholic School, Anthony Picarello Foundation, East Boston Little League, Salesian Boys & Girls Club, and St. Dominic Savio High School. But Travaglini also gave to those far outside his former district, including an autism charity in Woburn, a medical foundation in Braintree, Children’s Trust Fund in Boston, Children’s Hospital in North Adams, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Dedham.
He also threw several small shindigs to thank his friends, advisors, staff, and colleagues — who weren’t even obliged to bring a campaign donation!
When Travaglini left office, this space noted that “affection for him in the Senate was real.” It’s easy to see why.
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