What I’ve Learned From 40 Years of Community Organizing

Forty years ago, on May 9, 1975, I decided to become involved in Franklin Park. Nobody asked me. I just wanted to. I walked down to Freddie's Market at the corner of Williams and Washington Street and bought a box of plastic trash bags.  I spent nine hours cleaning the Williams Street foot entrance to Franklin Park opposite 269 Forest Hills St. where my wife, Martha, and I then lived.


The Story Behind Those Pinecones

Any ideas why a pineapple finial showed up on a Casey Overpass pier in #jamaicaplain yesterday? @universalhub pic.twitter.com/EK48QYDBh3

— Clay Harper (@ArborwayMatters) April 15, 2015

Thanks to the sleuths at Universal Hub, here's the origin of a "Resist" poster found this week on a pier of the soon-to-be-demolished Casey Overpass. The pinecone is a symbol of Resist X Reason. We haven't spoken to the folks at Resist X Reason, but from their Instagram account, it seems Jamaica Plain resident Ivan Richiez is one of the people behind it. The South Street man has been a prominent advocate against "stop and frisk" policing, among other issues.