Boston School Report
Original Airdate: 9/16/1974
Item Type: newstape - live feed
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Description : Abstract
Press conference at City Hall on day 3 of Phase I desegregation of Boston Schools. Frank Tivnan (Director of Communications for Mayor Kevin White) commends the performance of the police department and reports no serious injuries to residents or schoolchildren. John Coakley (Boston School Department) gives school attendance figures. Coakley reports that the atmosphere in the schools is reasonably calm. Joseph Jordan (Superintendent, Boston Police Department) reports on a liquor ban imposed in South Boston. Jordan notes that police made 20 arrests today. Leroy Chase (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department) reports that Freedom House is helping to patrol streets in Roxbury/North Dorchester. Kevin White (Mayor, City of Boston) takes questions about the enforcement of busing in South Boston. White notes that young people were out on the streets in South Boston despite a commitment by anti-busing parents to keep children at home. White answers questions about efforts by South Boston neighborhood leaders to calm the tension in the neighborhood; ab out the possible underworld and criminal background of some agitators in South Boston; about the school boycott by South Boston residents. William Leary (Superintendent, Boston School Department) and Robert Kiley (Deputy Mayor, City of Boston) are also present at the press conference. Anne O'Brien (Principal, John P. Holland School) gives a positive report on the opening of the Holland School.
Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - Police patrol
Busing for school integration - Press conferences
Busing for school integration - School attendance
Busing for school integration - School faculty
Holland Elementary School
Police - Arrests
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department
Boston School Department
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television special
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