Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hub of the Hub

Did you know that one of the world's leading political activists works out of his home here in East Boston? Or that a foreign country has its local consulate in this neighborhood? I recently started taking note of some of the regional, national and even international organizations located in Eastie and here is what I found:

*The Albert Einstein Institution, led by Dr. Gene Sharp, advises political movements around the world from his office in Eastie. The mailing address for the organization is AEI, P.O. Box 455, East Boston, MA, 02128.

*The El Salvadoran Consulate for New England is located at 143 Border Street.

*Project Bread, the group that organizes the annual Walk for Hunger, has its headquarters at 145 Border Street.

*Hip hop record label Amalgam Digital operates out of 2 Neptune Road.

*The New England Gallery of Latin American Art opened last year at 184 Cottage Street.

*The Militant Labor Forum Hall hosts speakers and films on workers' issues and human rights on the second floor at 13 Bennington Street.

Those of us who live here, of course, have always known that Eastie is the center of the world.


Sonya said...

That is awesome! I could throw a rock and hit the Albert Einstein Institute!

I never would, of course.

Anonymous said...

As for Amalgam Digital operating out of 2 Neptune Road, 2 Neptune is nothing more than a mailbox rental "mail drop". Hardly a benefit to Eastie.

Anonymous said...

Amalgam Digital is more than just a "mail box" at 2 Neptune Road.

anonymous on Oct 21 2008 is incorrect in that the rental "mail drop" UPS store is just a small portion of the building on the first floor.

Amalgam Digital, Inc does indeed operate from 2 Neptune Road occupying the entire second floor of the building.

Amalgam Digital is credited with being a music industry leader for it's innovative cutting edge business model, technology, and new media marketing iniatives.

"New Media outfit, Amalgam Digital has it's fingerprint on the pulse of Hip Hop's future" - The Source Magazine March 2008

They also have an artist roster comprised of grammy nominees and former major label recording artists that immediately sought out the label. Google search them. They are all over the internet.
The company has been featured in national print magazines such as Rolling Stone, Spin, Billboard, The Source, and XXL. The Boston Herald also featured the company when they launched Hip Hop's first genre specific digital retail store. (See

You can enter their office from the Saratoga street side and you will find a good group of highly motivated trend setting individuals operating up there on the second floor. We should be proud to have a nationaly reconized company like this in East Boston.

I discovered them last year when the owner of the company spoke at my school.