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Byron Rushing addresses a rent control demonstration at Boston City Hall
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Rent control demonstration
Original Airdate: 12/15/1982

Length: 00:18:33
Item Type: newstape - original footage


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Description : Abstract
Byron Rushing (State Representative) addresses a rent control demonstration outside Boston City Hall. He encourages tenants to fight for their rights, urges voters not to support anti-rent control candidates, and advocates a city-wide referendum on the issue. Pat Burns (Catholic Connection) speaks about Sojourner House, a shelter for homeless families and the Catholic Connection's support for rent. Boston City Councilors Ray Flynn, Michael McCormack, Christopher Ianella and Maura Hennigan confer in the chambers of the Boston City Council. Boston City Councilors Frederick Langone, Albert "Dapper" O'Neil, Terence McDermott, Bruce Bolling , and Joseph Tierney are also present. The gallery of the chambers is filled with observers, many wearing pro-rent control buttons. Ianella calls the meeting to order and the clerk reads appropriation orders and requests submitted by Kevin White (Mayor, City of Boston) for the approval of the council. The council discusses and votes on orders from the mayor concerning the Public Works Department and the Public Facilities Commission. The clerk reads a request from the mayor concerning the financing of a bond for the Winthrop Printing Company. The Council conducts business on the chamber floor with Langone discussing a proposed law concerning the cleanliness of dumpsters in the city and about building affordable housing instead of high-priced condominiums.

Format : Tape 2095   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 100551 
VHS cassette 101697 
Betacam cassette 101955 
digital betacam cassette 101988 

Subject : Keywords
Housing
Municipal government
Urban poor

Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Bruce
Burns, Pat
Flynn, Raymond
George, Christy
Hennigan, Maura
Ianella, Christopher
Langone, Frederick
McCormack, Michael
McDermott, Terence
O'Neil, Albert "Dapper"
Rushing, Byron
Tierney, Joseph

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston City Council

Type : Genre
News - Unedited



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