East Boston Stories

Series produced by ZUMIX Radio

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Stories by youth about the community of East Boston.

East Boston - home to Logan Airport - is quickly becoming a destination, not a pass through. For generations, it's been a home to immigrants from Europe, Central and South America, and the Middle East. The youth-produced stories in this series explore...

6 Pieces

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A & L is one of the last Italian bakeries in East Boston. In this story, you'll learn about the bakery, its owner, and how having your own business...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 04:57
Caption: Ethan and his grandfather, Tiny
Over 50 years ago, Ethan Shepherd's grandfather, William Quinn, opened a restaurant in an industrialized East Boston: Tiny's Pizza and Sub. Ethan ...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2015
  • Length: 03:17
Caption: Leslie being interviewed by Tyesha
Let's Get Movin' is an innovative fitness program for girls in East Boston. Tyesha Marius talked with participant, Lesly Monroy, about her experien...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:47
Caption: Poster reads: "This is the face of your community."
The faces of East Boston may change dramatically in the next few years. That's because of new development that is displacing longtime residents su...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 03:08
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East Boston has always been a home to immigrants. Today there is a growing Moroccan population - many of whom are Muslim. In this interview, 11 y...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 02:55
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Mary Kay's model of having women sell beauty products in their communities has allowed many women to make a living while raising a family. In rece...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 02:51