[Flynn and Bolling unveil plans for Roxbury development]
Original Airdate: 11/5/1986
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
David Boeri reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) held a press conference in Roxbury to unveil plans for a new housing and commercial development to be built on a vacant lot in Douglass Square. Boeri notes that the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) cleared the land in the 1960s and never rebuilt on the lot. Boeri adds that the owners and developers of the new project are African American. Boeri's report includes footage from the press conference. Flynn and Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council) talk about the new development. Flynn says that all neighborhoods and all residents must share in the growth of the city. Bolling says that the proposal for the creation of Mandela, Massachusetts is a "dead issue." Boeri reports that Flynn held a unity breakfast with Roxbury community leaders today. He adds that Bolling and other Mandela opponents believe that the new development signifies a renewed commitment to the Roxbury neighborhood by the city of Boston.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Politics and government
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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