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Hello! As we enter September, the sunny summer days get shorter preparing us for the Autumn months.

East Boston welcomes the longer and brighter days!

Dear Neighbor,

Welcome Spring to Action!

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Construction set for new East Boston apartment complex

Ringed by barbed wire, the decrepit factory on New Street was fallow for decades, an emblem of the untapped potential of East Boston’s waterfront.

For years, real estate companies proposed transforming the four-acre site, only to delay because of financial difficulties or broader concerns about taking the redevelopment lead in a rundown corner of the city.

NUBE Letter to Roiff on "Loft" Hotel Development 175 Orleans Street

October 24, 2014

Paul G. Roiff
Heath Management Co, Inc.
74 Clarendon Street Suite A
Boston, MA 02116

Dear Mr. Roiff,

City Council OKs measure limiting immigration holds

Boston police will no longer hold immigrants for possible deportation, unless a criminal warrant has been issued for the person’s arrest, under an ordinance unanimously passed by the City Council on Wednesday.

City ordinance limits Boston Police authority to detain undocumented immigrants for deportation

BOSTON — The Boston City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday that will withdraw the city from a controversial federal immigration program and block Boston Police from detaining immigrants living in the country illegally for deportation in all but extreme circumstances.

The Trust Act, which was unanimously approved by the 13 member council, blocks police from holding immigrants living in the country illegally through the federal program known as Secure Communities unless Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have a warrant for their deportation.

NUBE Letter to BRA on New Street Development

July 21, 2014 

Casey Hines,
Project Assistant
Boston Redevelopment Authority
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201

Dear Mrs. Hines:

Many in East Boston can’t vote on casino referendum Majority of enclave’s immigrants can’t cast ballots on plan for casino

Over the past two decades, immigrants have transformed East Boston from a mostly Italian-American enclave to a neighborhood that is majority Latino, with immigrants from Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil.

Now residents of East Boston are preparing to vote Nov. 5 on a proposed casino at Suffolk Downs that could change their neighborhood even more.

But census figures show that almost half of the adults in this immigrant enclave will not cast a ballot about the casino, the mayoral race, or anything else — because they cannot.