Elizabeth Gehrman, a freelance writer who lives in Eastie, goes on to say:
...the buzz on East Boston finally seems to be translating into action. Boston East is not the only new housing development that's moving forward: The 65-unit Seville at Boston Harbor and the 148-unit New Street residential project are also steaming ahead, and several other projects have been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.In her column today, the Globe's Yvonne Abraham writes about things to do this summer in the city and notes:
There are great spots all over East Boston, an enormously diverse magnet for new arrivals to the city. But here in Orient Heights, you have a kitschy 35-foot copper and bronze Madonna, set in a tranquil plaza, and it is truly something to behold.