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Old Colony gets a bright new facelift

Ceremony marks opening of first phase of redevelopment

It was a sunny day on a spot that has seen its share of darkness.

The Old Colony public housing development, an icon of the old South Boston, is undergoing a dramatic facelift, and officials celebrated completion Tuesday of the first phase of the redevelopment, including a large new apartment building, a learning center with a library branch, and rows of three-story townhouses that Councilor Bill Linehan said “look like they should be in a seaside resort.’’

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