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:

Journalism + the Latino Community

Why is journalism ineffective today, at least the way it is being practiced? Why especially so in the Latino community? Listen to Luis Bravo (Editor, El Heraldo Latino), a thirty year veteran of journalism, along with Jordan Frias (President of the New England Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists), tackle these questions on What’s up Eastie?

Get in contact with Luis Bravo: perfilespubg@aol.com

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


Fighting Hunger + 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.

Listen to the conversation:

How you can get involved:


Youth on Gun Control + Climate Action

Thanks to school vacation week, some young people–Dawry (Radio DJ & Youth Leader, Zumix Teen Council), Jasmine, Zumix Radio participant, Manuela (Radio DJ & Youth Leader, Zumix Teen Council), & Dublus “Dubs”, Intern, Zumix Radio)–were able to join me on the radio today. They have fresh and interesting perspectives on gun control and climate action, so…

Take a listen:

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