The Most Dangerous Square Mile

This is a map of a square mile in Chelsea, MA, a city outside of Boston. I created this map for an article called “The Most Dangerous Square Mile”, written by Suren Moodliar and published by Dig Boston/The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism.

Moodliar explains what the most dangerous square mile is: “Just north of Boston, a stretch of land barely larger than a square mile, shared between the cities of Chelsea and Everett, is home to a literally explosive corporate matrix of construction, energy, transportation, and food-service infrastructure. This mix itself is surrounded by buildings and transportation routes serving tens of thousands of people every day. There is no safety buffer—unless the adjacent working-class communities are counted as such.”

Below is a screenshot of the map on BINJ’s website.