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Hess Site and Open Space Advocacy

Since 1997, the Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG)  has worked to restore the site then owned by the Amerada Hess Corporation into a functional open space and asset for the densely populated neighborhood of East Boston. Today, after 13 years of organizing, CCAG has applied for nearly $2 million in federal funding to remediate the contaminated site, restore wildlife habitat, manage stormwater, and provide community access to the Chelsea Creek. But without support from the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the proposal risks being eliminated. Read more...

Safe Streets

Bikes belong in East Boston! Help us make improvements in bike and pedestrian facilities in East Boston.  The Safe Streets task force, led by the E3C youth crew, has been engaging in the public process of the Central Square redesign, mapping bike facilities in East Boston, and planning an advocacy campaign to improve bike access on the MBTA blue line. To join the Safe Streets task force, or find out how you can help out, email Dbaldelomar at


Food Justice

The Environmental Chelsea Creek Crew designed, planned and manages "Our Garden," a community vegetable garden across the street from the Umana middle school. In addition, CCAG works on improving access to healthy foods in the East Boston neighborhood. Stay tuned for more updates!

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