•All the residents of Noddle Island, as East Boston was known in colonial days, united tonight in celebrating the official opening of the new tunnel under Boston Harbor, uniting East Boston with the city proper. During the forenoon the tunnel was inspected by State and city officials while tonight more than 500 members of the East Boston Citizens’ Committee made the trip under the harbor. Following this there was a street parade in East Boston, followed by a banquet in Masonic Hall, at which speeches were made by many prominent citizens.

•The Lewiston police department has been notified that an automobile has been stolen from Boston parties. The machine is of the Olds make and described as follows: It is painted black; has wire wheels; large (3 ½-in) Clincher-Diamond tires on rear wheels.

50 Years Ago, 1954

Chief Alton E. Savage of Auburn police said yesterday he would confer today with Clerk Thomas E. Day Jr. of Auburn Municipal Court in an attempt to obtaining warrants for motorists who have ignored parking violation tickets. Savage explained the department now holds more than 60 such tickets, some dating back into October. Against one Lewiston motorist, the department holds five tickets stubs. A count showed 66 ticket stubs on which the nominal 50-cent fine has not been paid.

25 Years ago, 1979

Are men or women more likely to wear contact lenses? Who are the best paid production workers in America? How much of the nation’s electricity is generated at nuclear power plants? The answers to these questions – and millions more – can be found in a book with the rather forbidding title “Statistical Abstract of the United States.” This year’s edition, released Sunday, is the 100th to be put out by the U.S. government. A special foreword by President Carter praises the book as “our statistical guide to changes and trends in our nation’s social, political and economical development.”

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