[Public housing renovations]
Original Airdate: 9/15/1987
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
Subject : Keywords
Buildings - Repair and reconstruction
Subject : Personal Names
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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