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East Boston public art fuses metalwork and community
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East Boston public art fuses metalwork and community
In collaboration with Now + There, artist Rhea Vedro has begun a three-part public art project titled “Amulet” that starts with community workshops in East Boston and culminates in a series of bird-inspired steel sculptures installed at City Hall Plaza.
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East Boston tenants protest rent increases
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Local News
East Boston tenants protest rent increases
Last Wednesday, members of the Grid Management Tenant Association came together in East Boston alongside housing rights activists from advocacy group City Life/Vida Urbana (CLVU) to rally against what they say are no fault evictions in their building.
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Housing, education among Coletta’s priorities
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Local News
Housing, education among Coletta’s priorities
Earlier this month Gabriela “Gigi” Coletta, a former city council staffer, was declared the winner of the race for Senator Lydia Edwards vacated city council seat. Coletta has vowed to push for ambitious change in City Hall.
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Coletta is victor in District 1 race
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Local News
Coletta is victor in District 1 race
Unofficial Election Department results show Gabriela Coletta winning with 57% of the vote, with Tania Del Rio garnering 33%.
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District 1 candidates Del Rio, Coletta square off at Ward 1 Committee meeting
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District 1 candidates Del Rio, Coletta square off at Ward 1 Committee meeting
District 1 City Council candidates Gabriela Coletta and Tania Del Rio came together in an East Boston ward committee event aimed at getting their message to constituents and helping committee members decide on an endorsement for the district.
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Día de los Muertos celebration in East Boston
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Local News
Día de los Muertos celebration in East Boston
Despite a steady rain, the annual Día de los Muertos celebration took place with a parade, crafts for children, face painting, dance performances and live bands at the Veronica Robles Cultural Center (VROCC) in East Boston on Saturday.
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Activists seek affordability at Suffolk Downs
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Activists seek affordability at Suffolk Downs
Just days before a Boston Planning and Development Agency vote on plans to develop housing at the former Suffolk Downs race track, a coalition called the People United in East Boston for Liberating and Organizing (PUEBLO), of which City Life/Vida Urbana is a member, protested at the site.
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Call for affordability at Suffolk Downs
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Local News
Call for affordability at Suffolk Downs
The protesters, who represented activist organizations like City Life/Vida Urbana, Dorchester Not for Sale and the Massachusetts Sierra Club, oppose the redevelopment proposal for Suffolk Downs by HYM Investment Group, saying the addition of luxury housing would price the neighborhood’s current residents — mainly working-class Latino immigrants —out of the area.
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Opinion
‘Who belongs here?’
Suffolk Downs forces us to grapple with the central questions of gentrification: Who is this development for? What kind of city are we? Who belongs here?
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New East Boston homes out of reach for residents
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Local News
New East Boston homes out of reach for residents
Many longtime East Boston residents fear that new developments will instead bring displacement in the predominantly Latino and Italian neighborhood.
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Edwards keeps eye on Suffolk Downs
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Local News
Edwards keeps eye on Suffolk Downs
Suffolk Downs, a vast tract of vacant land in East Boston, could soon become Boston’s newest neighborhood, with 10,000 units of housing planned for an area more than four times the size of the Seaport District.
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City councilors weigh in on E. Boston planning
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City councilors weigh in on E. Boston planning
The Boston City Council’s Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation held a public hearing on a neighborhood zoning initiative and master plan Monday night in East Boston. Nearly 200 people attended the meeting at Mario Umana Academy, led by the hearing’s lead sponsor, Councilor Lydia Edwards.
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