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For Immediate Release-  April 22, 2011

GOT “CARGO” NEWS??  AIR CARGO CLUB OF NEW ENGLAND (ACCNE) debuts its first publication in The Boston Logan Times dedicated to Cargo News in and around Boston.

Air Cargo Club of New England (ACCNE) and The Boston Logan Times want to hear from our Industry Leaders and Community as it relates to cargo news in and around Boston.  This week marks the debut of our first publication titled “GOT CARGO NEWS” in the Boston Logan Times.  There hasn’t been anyone covering the Cargo community for a very long time here in Boston, adds DeFronzo.  This is a unique opportunity to get our voices heard and bring our community closer so we are looking forward to help cover news, topics of interest for airlines, truckers, forwarders, couriers, brokers covering New England.  So, if you have cargo news you want to share submit your cargo news publication or press release via our website at

Tells us about your Cargo related news, press releases, events, pictures, information, updates, challenges, obstacles, local niche markets, upcoming community or industry events, conferences, special stories, new office openings, job positions or classifieds.  Or simply tell us who is on the move, who has been promoted and more.

ACCNE “The Cargo News Corner” published bi-monthly on Tuesdays in the Boston Logan Times distributes 11,000 copies every other Tuesday, delivered to all the Boston Logan Airport Terminals, Massport Offices, TSA officials, Local
Airport Hotels and more.  The Boston Logan Times has an online publication reaching 22 million views a year covering Logan airport news, Massport, local politicians, changes in and around the airport and city and now covering Cargo News.

DeFronzo adds “I grew up in East Boston so I’m very excited about my new role and challenges as President of ACCNE.  This new role has afforded me the platform and privilege to become more involved in our industry and community”.  DeFronzo, related by marriage to the late Anna DeFronzo who was known as the heart and soul of East Boston, who when years ago, the Massachusetts Port Authority began expanding Logan International Airport in East Boston, Anna DeFronzo was a leader of the opposition and also an organizer of the East Boston mothers who forced creation of an alternate route that detoured heavy trucks traveling to and from the airport away from residential areas. The Anna DeFronzo Senior Center in E.Boston was named after her for her efforts and leadership role. 

cannedfoodBeginning May 1-15th the ACCNE will host a canned food drive on behalf of Crossroads Family Shelter.   We will provide boxes in four local cargo facilities for those wishing to donate canned food items as well as donating a portion of proceeds from our upcoming ACCNE Annual Golf Tournament being held on June 23,2011 at Mt. Hood Golf Course in Melrose, Ma.

Crossroads Family Shelter began more than 25 years ago when an East Boston family experienced a devastating fire and sought out assistance from a local parish. The compassionate response that followed marked the beginning of Crossroads who now serve more than 300 families with food from their food pantry provided by the greater Boston food bank and local donations providing emergency shelter, housing search and food pantry assistance to homeless, formerly homeless and low income families who can't afford food.  Crossroads primary interest is in helping families to achieve well being after shelter.  Crossroads Family Shelter remains an affiliate of the Most Holy Redeemer Parish in East Boston, MA.