The City Seen from The Boston Globe
EAST BOSTON -- For generations, East Boston has been a first stop for new immigrants. Today it has a growing Latin American population and a lively mix of established and newly-arrived residents. Ten-year-old Javier Padilla, for instance, recently moved with his family from Honduras. On a recent Friday morning, after getting inoculations required to attend the Patrick Kennedy Elementary School, he and his younger brother, Omar, helped their mother do laundry at a laundromat on Bennington Street. The two boys were asked what they miss so far about their home. Omar said he misses the family's three dogs, Thunder, Bear, and Ugly. Javier misses his grandparents. Despite the reputation Boston has for high prices, Javier has found some of the things cost less than in Honduras -- especially 'food, toys, and cellphones,' he said with a laugh. (Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter) audio: Click the play button below to hear Globe photographer Suzanne Kreiter talk about how she found this moment. <object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' width='200' height='30' codebase= 'http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab'>
Laundry day
EAST BOSTON -- For generations, East Boston has been a first stop for new immigrants. Today it has a growing Latin American population and a lively mix of established and newly-arrived residents. Ten-year-old Javier Padilla, for instance, recently moved with his family from Honduras. On a recent Friday morning, after getting inoculations required to attend the Patrick Kennedy Elementary School, he and his younger brother, Omar, helped their mother do laundry at a laundromat on Bennington Street. The two boys were asked what they miss so far about their home. Omar said he misses the family's three dogs, Thunder, Bear, and Ugly. Javier misses his grandparents. Despite the reputation Boston has for high prices, Javier has found some of the things cost less than in Honduras -- especially "food, toys, and cellphones," he said with a laugh.

(Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter)

audio: Click the play button below to hear Globe photographer Suzanne Kreiter talk about how she found this moment.