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Asbestos Exposure in East Boston, MA

East Boston is a small, densely populated neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, with approximately 40,000 residents. "Eastie" is sited on largely man-made land, created using landfill to join several Boston Harbor islands and annexed by Boston in 1836. Though separated from the city by water, the neighborhood has long been a vital entry point for immigrants to the United States.

Early in the 19th century, the islands that would comprise East Boston were mainly used for pastureland and firewood. William H. Sumner, who owned a large portion of Noddle's Island, had a plan to develop the land that would eventually transform the landscape into a bustling urban center. In 1832, Sumner formed the East Boston Company, which would acquire several more islands, filling in the marshlands between them and laying out plans for modern streets and buildings. Transportation to the mainland would be crucial to attracting residents and industry to the area. The Eastern Railroad came to East Boston in 1836. Ferry service between East Boston and Lewis Wharf was established in 1835 and a bridge to Chelsea was built. East Boston's first manufactory, the Boston Sugar Refinery, was built in 1834. The Cunard steamship line opened a port in 1839, and by 1860, East Boston was well established, boasting numerous churches and schools, two dozen factories, machine shops, hotels, firehouses, and banks.

Transportation development in East Boston continued into the 20th century, and the population boomed, reaching a high of nearly 64,000 people by 1925. To extend streetcar access to East Boston, an underwater tunnel was built (1900-1904). Residents could now travel from Maverick Square to Court Street Station in Boston in seven minutes. Today this route forms part of the MBTA's "Blue Line." A popular stop on this line was Suffolk Downs racetrack, built in 1935. Logan International Airport began as a small airfield in the 1920's, and has since expanded to become the 20th busiest airport in the nation. The Sumner and Callahan tunnels (built in 1934 and 1961, respectively) provide the only direct automobile access to East Boston from downtown Boston.

East Boston has experienced continuous waves of construction and excavation for transportation and development. Exposure to asbestos products has long been an issue for workers in these fields, who may be at risk for mesothelioma. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may want to consider contacting a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in East Boston

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in East Boston where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Atlantic Shipyard
  • Atlantic Works
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
  • Boston & Albany Railroad, Clyde St. Pier Freight House
  • Boston Fuel Transportation Inc
  • Boston Terminal Refrigerating Company
  • East Boston High School
  • Edison Lamp Works of Genl. Electric Company
  • Fore River Shipyard
  • Freeman
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric Company
  • General Ship & Engine Works
  • General Ship Corporation
  • Grandstand Buildings
  • Hodge Boiler Works
  • James Elwood Jones
  • Logan International Airport
  • Mac Neil Construction
  • Maverick Mills
  • Merrimac Chemical Company
  • Navy Fuel Depot
  • P.S. Thorsen-Warehouse
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  • Quincy Market Cold Storage and Warehouse Company
  • Simpson Shipyard
  • Suffolk Downs

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near East Boston, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of East Boston, Massachusetts. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 2.8 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 4.7 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 3.4 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 5.1 miles


The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Distance: 41.8 miles


Thoracic (Lung) Oncology Center
100 Campus Drive
Suite 102
Scarborough, ME 04074

Distance: 90.2 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 95.7 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near East Boston, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of East Boston, Massachusetts. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Richard L. Kradin
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street, WRN 2
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 2.8 miles

Dr. Scott Swanson
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 4.7 miles

Dr. Raphael Bueno
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 4.7 miles

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 5.1 miles

Dr. Pasi A. Janne
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 5.1 miles

Dr. David Ettensohn
Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
73 Beechwood Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Distance: 39.6 miles

Dr. Anthony Testa
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Atwood Medical Center
1524 Atwood Avenue Suite 340
Johnston, RI 02919

Distance: 45.7 miles

Dr. Sundaresan T. Sambandan
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
1220 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 47.9 miles

Dr. John Pella
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
1150 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 305
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 47.9 miles

Dr. Tracey L. Weigel
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Division Director of Thoracic Surgery
818 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102

Distance: 96.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in East Boston, Massachusetts

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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