Fred Fantini was born in Cambridge in 1949. He is a member of the Cambridge School Committee.

Among his childhood memories:

“In those days like I said my mother would wake us up at 7am and we would be gone for the day. Our street was loaded with kids. I would go up to the Cambridge Common and play baseball from 8am till suppertime. In those days you weren’t really worried about being kidnapped or anything like that. You knew everyone and everyone knew the “twins”. We had a whole wide city that was our family. People kept an eye on us and reported back regularly to my mother and father.”