As East Boston residents, we want our community to have a vibrant, active, diverse, and healthy economy that allows our families to prosper and have the best quality of life possible. However, the high cost of living, unstable and poor quality jobs, inequality, criminalization, discrimination and an environment that doesn’t promote community integration and healthy coexistence threaten the economic prosperity of our families.
At this moment, East Boston is encountering ten economic developments including the proposed casino in Suffolk Downs. We are concerned about the future of East Boston, because projects like the waterfront development, Central Square and Suffolk Downs will have a serious impact on the makeup of our community for generations to come.
NUBE is organizing neighbors in East Boston, especially working families, immigrants, youth and business owners, to take maximum advantage of the benefits and to mitigate as much as possible the negative impacts of the new waterfront developments to be constructed in East Boston. These developments were evaluated and approved more than 10 years ago, when the composition of this community was very different.