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There are 7 comments on Getting to Know Your Neighborhood: East Boston

  1. I lived in East Boston while studying at BU, and the difference between the two worlds I lived in was mind-blowing. The experience really showed me how disconnected the Charles River campus is from the wider community that boasts impressive poverty rates. PS: 57 MS-13 gang members were arrested there about one month ago. Enjoy your over-priced apartments.

    1. So the only message you got from the article is that there is poverty in Boston? nothing about the diversity and culture of the neighborhood seemed relevant? Negative people like you are the ones who stereotype and diminish the reputation of entire communities…you can’t even cite news events accurately. Chelsea (where a big part of those gang members were captured) is not part of East Boston. Please don’t spread lies about a neighborhood. PS: Enjoy your overpriced college degree, buddy.

      1. Thank you Eduard for the comment. East Boston is one of the neighborhoods where the real Boston resides. An immigrant city. One of the places in this segregated city where a Latino truly feels at home (Alongside Dorchester, Roslindale, etc). Great food and community there. If all a BU student sees is poverty when looking at East Boston, then your private education failed at broadening your worldview.

  2. Don’t forget to mention that real estate companies are aware of the vulnerability of college students and working-class people who currently live there and take full advantage of it. They are issuing mass evictions to the “ethnic” people you described in order to lure college students into over-priced apartments.

    1. I have to agree with this. They’re attempting to gentrify the area, but in doing so they’re forcing out tenants and trying to jack the prices up. The reality is that East Boston is not a good place to try and gentrify, and the Boston housing market is due for a collapse anyway, so it’s best to get out of living in Boston as soon as possible.

  3. Great article BU Today! Don’t forget to include Pupuserias (Traditional Salvadoran restaurant) next time! Salvadorans are a large demographic in East Boston and their cuisine is a must for those have not tried it.

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