East Boston Greenway

Chris Marchi and Gretchen Robinkin (Friends of the East Boston Greenway)

How can the East Boston Greenway make us a more cohesive community? How can it connect the inner harbor to bodies of water further north? Can it be a source of economic activity? How about connecting other municipalities in the region? What exciting activities are in store along the Greenway this Summer? Listen to Gretchen Robinkin, Chris Marchi, and Mary Ellen Welch from the Friends of the East Boston Greenway answer these and other questions on What’s up Eastie? 

Contact information for the Friends of East Boston Greenway:



PHONE: 617-417-2093




Journalism and the latino community


Luis Bravo, Editor, El Heraldo Latino
Jordan Frias, President of the New England Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists









Why is journalism ineffective today, at least the way it is being practiced? Why especially so in the latino community? Listen to Luis Bravo, a thirty year veteran of journalism, along with Jordan Frias, tackle these questions on What’s up Eastie? 

Thank you, Brittany Thomas, of Zumix Radio for translation support.

You can contact Luis Bravo at perfilespubg@aol.com

Fighting Hunger and Addiction

The East Boston Community Soup Kitchen‘s Sandra Nijjar, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center‘s Joanna Cataldo, Project Bread‘s Maura Ackerman, and Karen a currently homeless person who visits the soup kitchen regularly, joined me today on What’s up Eastie? to discuss hunger alongside the social defects that lead to hunger, and the actions they are taking to combat both hunger and its root causes.

How you can get involved:

Listen to the conversation: 

Community Rights

Two community organizers joined me on Zumix Radio to discuss community rights: New Hampshire Community Rights Network Michelle Sanborn, and long-term local (East Boston) community leader Mary Ellen Welch.

For listeners’ reference, Mary Ellen mentions the book Rites of way .

To learn more about New Hampshire’s community rights movement, check out http://www.nhcommunityrights.org/ and http://www.celdf.org