Boston Rising (Preview)
Boston Rising (preview)
Boston Rising (Chapter 1)
New Years Eve, 1960
It was the eve of change or destruction. In Cuba, Fidel Castro and his soon to be communist brigade came down from the hills and stormed the city of Havanna. The city had been plagued with corrupt politicians, businessmen, and gangsters of every kind.
The city was destined to become the Las Vegas of the Carribean sea. It was intended to be the mother of Sin City. Gangsters like Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and corrupt American businessmen like Joe Kennedy. SR was brought together using General Baptista as their puppet leader of the island nation.
It was said that the mafia only ran crime in major U.S. cities such as Chicago and New York. The same organization did run Havanna. Cuba was the mafia island of the Western hemisphere and there was no way around it.
In the U.S. in the city of Boston other changes were taking place. The city was dying, and was becoming better yet known as "The Forgotten City." The ships were becoming too big for the Port of Boston after the war and were going to the Port of New York. They left the city and its harbor and surrounding metro region a blighted wasteland.
They left the city and its harbor and surrounding metro region a blighted wasteland. Forgotten by all except for the citie's corrupt hierarchy.
The Curley Administration was a bygone era of lust, greed, corruption, and prosperity. The city's south and east sides were becoming largely abandoned. The once thrive ghettos of Roxbury, Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan, Jamacia Plain, and the South End were greatly becoming forgotten, much like the city itself. The tide of affluence was not being quite kind to the Athens of America.
The once thrive ghettos of Roxbury, Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan, Jamacia Plain, and the South End were greatly becoming forgotten, much like the city itself. The tide of affluence was not being quite kind to the Athens of America.
All along Blue Hill Avenue laid a trail of urban blight, along with the lower ends of South Boston, East Boston, and Charlestown. Massive housing projects were being built in all quarters of the city. Colombia Point in Dorchester, Maverick Gardens in East Boston, Old Colony in South Boston (one of the nation's oldest) and Bunker Hill in Charlestown are just to name a few.
All the while the city's newer suburbs are just starting to open up, along with highways that were originally built to evacuate major American cities in case of nuclear genocide in the 1950s were starting to take on a whole new meaning. In the end, highways and housing projects were beginning to largely form the city's new geographical infrastructure.
In the midsts of the city's downfall, three brothers from three different walks of life in the city lives are taking a sharp turn. Their paths have met again, for the first time since the Great Depression years of the 1930s, which was a world away. A time when their lives and city were a completely different place and time.