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:

Suffolk Downs Redevelopment

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Tom O’Brien, HYM Investments

This interview was done on April 11, 2018.

Tom O’Brien of HYM Investments, the Suffolk Downs developer, was on Zumix Radio on Wednesday April 11.

Listen to the show:




June 16, 2019 addendum: In addition to the information available in the interview, note that:
1. The owner of Suffolk Downs is “The McClellan Highway Development Company”
2. Cathexis owns 95% (and HYM 5%)
3. Cathexis is owned 100% by one William Harrison
4. Tom O’Brien is an authorized signatory of McClellan Highway.

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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 and