for a strong, independent
Fifth Ward



for Fifth Ward alderman


Civic projects

Co founder, Woodlawn Voices and Visions, Save the Shrine; Founding co organizer, South Side Community Federal Credit Union; Founder and President, Italian American Heritage Society of Chicago; Publisher, Pummarola Magazine; former Board President, Southside Center of Hope.


Current and former advisees include Illinois Supreme Court candidate Daniel Epstein, Heartland Alliance Health, the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition, and Cook County Commissioner Frank Aguilar.


Writing on Reparations, resource theft from Black communities, the South Shore Nature Center, and Christopher Columbus. Click here to read.

Writing coach & editor

From Ph.D. candidates to high school students to CEOs, I have developed a practice that draws out the natural ability of people to express themselves. 


My wife Mary and I have lived in the Woodlawn community for going on 12 years. Before that, I lived in Hyde Park for more than 10 years. I am originally from Boston, and my family is from the North End of Boston, which is the Italian section of the city. My grandparents came from Avellino, a small village outside of Naples in the Province of Avellino in Italy.

I was an undergraduate at Suffolk University in Boston where I graduated with a BA in Communications and Journalism. Although I did not major in political science, I took more than enough PolySci courses to have done so, and my mentor in the first part of my undergraduate career was Mudavanha Patterson, a professor in that department. I pursued a Master’s Degree at California State University Northridge in writing but was interrupted by the Northridge Earthquake, which devastated the campus.

Mary and I live with our cat Juice across from Jackson Park. Our six beautiful children are living across the city, the country, and even in Europe.