The late Swampscott historian Lou Gallo.
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Swampscott History Buffs renamed in historian Lou Gallo’s memory

SWAMPSCOTT — The newly renamed Lou Gallo History Buffs will hold its first official meeting at the Swampscott Public Library next Monday at 10 a.m.

Previously known as the History Buffs, the group was founded in 1998 by the late town historian, Lou Gallo, and served as a forum for town members to discuss different aspects of local history.

“This was his baby,” said Library Director Alyce Deveau. “He was our unofficial town historian.”

Gallo died in a fire on July 10. He was born and raised a Swamps…

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