The Goonies is the story of disrupting a luxury development project and how the working-class neighborhood, known as the Goon Docks, fights it. This central theme runs throughout the movie, following the plot of the Goonies, a ragtag group of working class kids, struggling to save their community. Similarly PUEBLO, a coalition of grassroots organizations […]
Eastie DSA Letter to Mass Dems
“We will also expand programs to prevent displacement of existing residents, especially in communities of color; create affordable and workforce housing; and preserve neighborhood-serving nonprofit organizations and small businesses.” — Democratic National Committee 2020 Platform The location that Mass Dems is using to screen the Democratic National Convention, Suffolk Downs, is at the center of […]
When we watch the movie Just Mercy, we are brought back to the pain and anger that our racist structures have been causing to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) folks in this country. Even though it was based on happenings from over 25 years ago, we know they are true to this day. Just […]
Jurassic Park or Suffolk Downs?
In the opening scenes of Jurassic Park, the death of a creature handler—mauled by a Velociraptor, terrible way to go—prompts an investigation into the park’s safety. A panicky lawyer, representing the park’s investors, travels to the Caribbean to meet with John Hammond, the park’s mastermind, only to be stood up by Hammond. “Hammond couldn’t even […]
PUEBLO drives THRU Suffolk Downs HYM Summer Screens The HYM Investment Group is hosting a summer drive-in movie series at the Suffolk Downs redevelopment site every Thursday, starting in August and running through September. In a column in the Eastie Times, Tom O’Brien, head of HYM and the Suffolk Downs Redevelopment Project, is quoted saying, […]