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Georgette Watson and Bruce Wall talk about the Drop-A-Dime Program
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[Drop-a-Dime Program]
Original Airdate: 12/7/1984

Length: 00:03:57
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports on the Drop-a-Dime Program started by Roxbury residents Georgette Watson and Bruce Wall. Vaillancourt interviews Watson about the drug problem in the city and the effectiveness of the Drop-a-Dime Program. Watson talks about the role of neighborhood youth in the drug trade. Vaillancourt notes that representatives from the Drop-a-Dime Program were not included in the mayor's newly formed council on drug abuse. The report features footage from a press conference at which Flynn announces the formation of the council. Ben Thompson (Chairman of the council) says that the council intends to work with anti-crime and drug prevention groups across the city. William Weld (US Attorney for Massachusetts) and Derek Sanderson (former player for the Boston Bruins) stand with the other members of the council at the press conference. The report also includes footage from an interview with Wall. Wall says that community groups have not been included on the council. Wall adds that members of community groups understand how the drug trade functions in their neighborhoods. Vaillancourt notes that Flynn will go to the Boston City Council to obtain funding to combat drug abuse in the city. This report includes footage of the people on the streets of Roxbury and footage of the Roxbury neighborhood in the evening. Watson points out a drug dealer and a building out of which the drug trade operates.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 3944   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 100959 
VHS cassette 102205 
Betacam cassette 102263 
digital betacam cassette 102238 

Subject : Keywords
Drug abuse - Prevention and treatment
Drug Traffic
Urban policy

Subject : Personal Names
Flynn, Raymond
Sanderson, Derek
Thompson, Ben
Vaillancourt, Meg
Wall, Bruce
Watson, Georgette
Weld, William

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Drop-a-Dime Program

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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