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Mel King and another attendee at the Tent City Meeting
[Mel King at Tent City Meeting]
Original Airdate: 9/19/1983

Length: 00:13:55
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Mel King (candidate for mayor of Boston) attends a meeting of the Tent City Corporation, chaired by Joan Tighe (chairwoman, Tent City Corporation), regarding the development of the Tent City site. Tighe says that the group will work to maintain affordable housing units at the site and to scale down a proposed plan for a parking garage on the site. Christy George interviews King about his position on housing issues and those of his opponents Ray Flynn (candidate for mayor of Boston) and David Finnegan (candidate for mayor of Boston). King criticizes condominium conversions and talks about the need for a strong rent control program. King discusses the link between employment and housing, and says that the community needs more low- and moderate-income housing units. King notes that the federal government is not aware of the housing crisis across the nation; he adds that the federal govenment needs a better housing policy.

Contributor : Reporter
christy george
Format : Tape 2725   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 100557 
VHS cassette 101691 
Betacam cassette 101967 
digital betacam cassette 101975 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
City planning

Subject : Personal Names
Finnegan, David
Flynn, Raymond
King, Mel
Tighe, Joan

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Tent City Corporation

Subject : Geographic Locations
South End (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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