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Tony Lena’s still thriving in Swampscott after all these years

From left, granddaughter Madison Chambers, her mother, Tammy, owner and father, Tony Lena, and other daughter, Jennifer Venuti, stand at the cash register of Tony Lena’s Sandwich Shop in Swampscott on Monday. (Olivia Falcigno)
SWAMPSCOTT — When Sam Lena started the Lena’s sandwich shop business 75 years ago, his wife, Emma, had some words of advice: “Make every sandwich like you were going to eat it yourself.” For the Lena family, that still means making a sandwich with high-quality ingredients, especially soft bread that’s cut “the right way,” as…

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