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Letter: BoH Candidate Is Local Business Owner

Hello fellow Tewksbury residents! My name is Susan Amato, and I am very excited to be running for a seat on the Tewksbury Board of Health.

I grew up in Malden, MA, and 45 years ago at the age of 20, I started my first successful business. During that time, I met and married my wonderful husband, Vinnie. We sold the business after 5 years and were fortunate enough to obtain positions together working for a tour operator, TNT Travel, in Boston. Vinnie and I had the great pleasure of traveling throughout the world for the next 10 years until we decided to start our family. Vinnie opened up his restaurant in Boston, and I continued to work for TNT Travel, where I became the the Assistant Vice President of Customer and Business Relations.

During this time Vinnie and I purchased our home in Tewksbury on North Street, where we still live today. Our two children attended the Tewksbury Public Schools through high school. As Vinnie’s businesses grew more successful, he asked me to work for him and manage his 100 seat restaurant in North Attleboro. After two years of learning the restaurant business, I decided that I was ready to open up my own restaurant. The result is a place you know and love today as Angelina’s!

With the support of the Tewksbury community, I am very excited to say that Angelina’s will celebrate its 10th anniversary this September. I am also honored to be a Trustee for the Tewksbury Hospital. As you know, the restaurant industry is heavily regulated by the Board of Health for the safety of employees and customers. My primary reason for wanting to be a member of the Tewksbury Board of Health is to use my deep experience in the industry to ensure proper public health without adding any unnecessary workload or cost to Tewksbury businesses and families. I want to see proper processes and procedures laid out clearly for Tewksbury residents, businesses and schools. I envision an expeditious and streamlined process to obtain permits that’s inviting for new businesses, both big and small, to benefit all residents.

Tewksbury has come a long way from when I first moved here 28 years ago, but I’d like to take it even further to make our little bedroom town a place where people want to raise families and open businesses. I have drive, compassion, knowledge, and most importantly, I have the Common Sense needed to take action. I am open to talk with anyone who has questions or ideas.

Please join me on March 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Angelina’s for my campaign kick off meet and greet fundraiser! Thank you for your consideration and please remember to vote on April 2. This is how change happens!

Susan Amato
Candidate for Board of Health

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