Bill Booth, a coach from Harwood Institute from public innovation, reflects on CASL work mid-way. CASL stands for Communities Advancing Science Literacy, a program of the New England Aquarium including East Boston organizations Zumix, Piers Park Sailing Center, Harborkeepers, and Eastie Farm.
What kind of community do you want to live in? What would it take to build that?
Natalie Perez of The New England Aquarium and Emily Yam of Aquarium of the Pacific were on What’s up Eastie reporting on community conversations in two neighborhoods: East Boston (Natalie) and Long Beach (Emily). Community members Jane, Matt (on the phone), and Sebastian joined us to listen to the reports and respond.
To learn more about the New England Aquarium’s work in East Boston under the CASL (Community-Aided Science Literacy) program, you may contact Natalie Perez directly (email@example.com).
And you can learn more about community and resiliency work at The Aquarium of the Pacific here.
We love having youth in the station! This week we had 7 young people and leaders from The Youth Conservation Corp of the Trustees (YCC). Abigail (Crew Supervisor, American University, 19, West Roxbury), Gabriela (Crew Supervisor, UMASS Boston, 22), Julliet (15), Celine (16), Carla (16), Amanda (17), and Sandra (17) are all from East Boston and are part of the YCC’s East Boston Coastal Resilience Crew. They talked to What’s Up Eastie about climate change, environmental stewardship, climate justice, and what it means to get involved in their community.
If you’re SuccessLink approved but don’t have a summer job yet, reach out to Gabriela and Abigail ASAP: Email Gabriela at firstname.lastname@example.org
YCC has an action coming up:
Come out and support YCC in East Boston at their action this coming Monday, July 30th, 2018 @ American Legion Park (City Yards): Falcon and Condor Street.
Follow YCC on social media and stay connected to their actions and events:
P.S. WhatsUpEastie has a Soundcloud now: Check out this episode there and look for more shows and playlists to come!
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:
On Jan 31 2018, City of Boston’s Community Preservation Director Christine Poff came on What’s up Eastie? to explain how CPA works in general and how its implementation in Boston is likely to unfold. Two community members also joined me on the show to add color and ask questions.
Listen to the show here:
Alex DeFronzo, a member of the Impact Advisory Group for the development, Magdalena Ayed, Director of The Harborkeepers, and Mary Ellen Welch, long term community activist in East Boston, came on What’s Up Eastie? to discuss this development and the community engagement process for impact assessment and mitigation.
Listen to the show:
- On Jan 3: Attend the public meeting of the IAG (Impact Advisory Group) at Suffolk Downs (6pm at the Project Site [clubhouse building] – 525 William F McClellan Highway, Boston)
- On Jan 8: Attend the MEPA community meeting at Suffolk Downs (6pm at the Project Site [clubhouse building] – 525 William F McClellan Highway, Boston)
- By Jan 10: Provide comments on Phase I (the first two commercial Buildings Plan – 52,000 sf total)
- By Jan 19:
- On Jan 24:
- Attend the IAG Meeting (which are public, but IAG members get preference on asking questions) at Suffolk Downs (6pm at the Project Site [clubhouse building] – 525 William F McClellan Highway, Boston)
- On Jan 25:
- Attend the Public Meeting at Suffolk Downs (6pm at the Project Site [clubhouse building] – 525 William F McClellan Highway, Boston)
- By Feb 2:
(Boston Planning and Development Agency)
|Tim Czerwienski||Project Manageremail@example.com|
|Douglas J Manzfirstname.lastname@example.org|
(Mass Environment Policy Act)
|Page Czepiga||Environmental Analyst||617-626-1021||Page.Czepiga@massmail.state.ma.us|
|Lauren DeVoe||Project Contact||617-607-0091|
(Impact Advisory Group)
|Ann Margaret Gutierrez|