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.