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Ray Flynn proposes new development for Douglass Square in Roxbury
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[Flynn and Bolling unveil plans for Roxbury development]
Original Airdate: 11/5/1986

Length: 00:02:12
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
David Boeri
Format : Tape 4732   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102851 
VHS cassette 103581 
digital betacam cassette 103998 
Betacam cassette 103999 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Politics and government
City planning
Mandela, Massachusetts
Municipal government
Urban renewal

Subject : Personal Names
Boeri, David
Bolling, Bruce
Flynn, Raymond

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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