Public Access to East Boston’s Waterfront

Mary Ellen Welch is becoming a regular on “What’s up Eastie?” 🙂 And I couldn’t be happier about that. Joining Mary Ellen, were Magdalena Ayed of Harborkeepers, Alex DeFronzo of Piers Park Sailing Center, and John Walkey of Chelsea Greenroots, to discuss public access to East Boston’s waterfront.

Photo credit: Magdalena Ayed

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Are East Boston’s historic features under threat?

Dan Bailey (Architectural history enthusiast and blogger), along with other Jeffries Point residents Lisa Jacobson and Mary Ellen Welch, came on What’s up Eastie?  to discuss the topic in general, and in particular how the community came to secure a moratorium on demolition of 144-146 Maverick Street, an artifact of historic significance to East Boston, and perhaps to the city.  Also, check out Dan’s blog!

Hurricanes: Lessons for East Boston?

 

Flood evacuees

(Image from AP)

September 27, 2017

Community organizers and activists Chris Marchi and Magdalena Ayed were my guests today. Chris was the director of the CB&E (Community Building and Environment) department at NOAH (Neighborhood of Affordable Housing). Magdalena worked with Chris at NOAH and is currently the director of The Harborkeepers. They have both also been involved with AIR (Airport Impact Relief) Inc.

We discussed the devastating hurricane season we have had this year and what lessons we can learn from them.

Candidate Interview: Stephen Passacantilli

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Aug 16, 2017

Guest: Stephen Passacantilli, Candidate for City Council District 1

Show: What’s up, Eastie?

Host: Kannan Thiruvengadam

Station: Zumix Radio


If you’re a U.S. citizen, over 18 at the time of the election, and have not yet registered to vote, please click here to access the online registration form. #LocalElectionsMatter !

 

Candidate Interview: Lydia Edwards

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Aug 10, 2017

Guest: Lydia Edwards, Candidate for City Council District 1

Show: What’s up, Eastie?

Host: Kannan Thiruvengadam

Station: Zumix Radio


If you’re a U.S. citizen, over 18 at the time of the election, and have not yet registered to vote, please click here to access the online registration form. #LocalElectionsMatter !

 

What’s up Eastie?

Hello everyone! My name is Kannan. I am a resident of East Boston, a historic and dynamic neighborhood in the city of Boston. “What’s up Eastie?” is a radio show is about current issues in East Boston. The show will start by focusing on a local issue or story, and zoom out to a larger version of the same issue or story  at the city, state, regional, national, or international level. I will have guests who work in some capacity on the issue, and the show will be a conversation between me and them.

Tune in to Zumix Radio 94.9FM at 12 noon on Wednesdays. You can also listen online at http://zumix.org/content/949-fm-zumix-radio

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