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Meg Vaillancourt interviews residents of the Mission Hill housing project
[Public housing renovations]
Original Airdate: 9/15/1987

Length: 00:03:23
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has undertaken extensive renovations and repairs on the Mission Hill Housing Project and the Bromley Heath Housing Project. Vaillancourt notes that tenants have been relocated while construction is underway. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) and Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council) at a groundbreaking for the construction projects. Vaillancourt reports that plumbing, lighting, and security problems contributed to the poor conditions at the projects. She adds that five buildings in the Mission Hill Housing Project have lain empty for a year. Vaillancourt's report includes footage from an interview with Doris Bunte (BRA). Bunte talks about the need to renovate the buildings. Bunte notes that there is a waiting list for public housing. Vaillancourt interviews public housing tenants Lance Ross, Anna Cole, Matilda Drayton, and Shirleen Steed about the conditions at the project and about the renovations. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of the housing projects. This tape includes additional footage of the housing projects.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 5289   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102951 
VHS cassette 104045 
Betacam cassette 104044 
digital betacam cassette 104043 

Subject : Keywords
Buildings - Repair and reconstruction
Public housing

Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Bruce
Bunte, Doris
Cole, Anna
Drayton, Matilda
Flynn, Raymond
Ross, Lance
Steed, Shirleen
Vaillancourt, Meg

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)
Bromley Heath Housing Project
Mission Hill Housing Project

Subject : Geographic Locations
Jamaica Plain (Boston, Mass.)
Mission Hill (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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