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About East Boston
Landfill seems like a shaky foundation for Logan Airport landing strips, let alone a family neighborhood. Yet generations of immigrants have called "Eastie" home, including Boston's first family. Eastie has evolved since the Kennedy boys roamed Meridian Street, and fresh-faced JFK posed for 1954 campaign photos at Santarpio's Pizza. Today Eastie remains working class, with more Latino families than Irish or Italian. Some things never change: Santarpio's still serves wicked thin-crust pie and Meridian Market does a brisk business in chicken parm and trippa (tripe). Instead of leaving lunch to Logan Airport concessions, detour from the Massachusetts Turnpike after the Ted Williams Tunnel for a proper "Eastie dinnah." Walk it off at waterfront Piers Park down historic Cottage Street, where the Albert Einstein Institution quietly advises presidents and activists on dismantling dictatorships through non-violent social change.
Read more about Boston's East Boston on Hipmunk's East Boston Neighborhood Guide.
American revolutions and witch hunts happened here first, as historical sites ringing Boston Commons are sure to remind you. But down at the "bah" (Boston-speak for bar) the current talk is what's on at the Boston symphony or Isabella Stewart Gardener museum, what scientific breakthrough happened today at MIT, which band playing TD Garden got its start playing for change in Harvard Square, and when the Red Sox will ever win another World Series (sore subject).
Read more about Boston on Hipmunk's Boston City Guide.
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