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Roxbury residents at a rally in front of the Massachusetts State House
[MWRA headquartes slated for Quincy instead of Parcel 18]
Original Airdate: 7/11/1989

Length: 00:02:31
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that the Massachusetts State Legislature has passed a bill designating the city of Quincy as the location for the new headquarters of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). Jones notes that Parcel 18 in Roxbury had been chosen as the initial site for the headquarters. Jones report includes footage of George Keverian (Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives) and House leadership in the chambers of the House of Representatives. Jones report also features footage of Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston), Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council), and Parcel 18 supporters at a press conference outside of the Massachusetts State House. Flynn and Bolling express their support for Parcel 18. Flynn says that the legislature's decision has undermined public confidence in the government. Jones reports that Michael Dukakis (Governor of Massachusetts) has vetoed the bill designating Quincy as the MWRA site. Jones' report includes footage of Dukakis at a press conference. Jones interviews Reverend Tony Bethel (Parcel 18 Task Force). Bethel says that he and his supporters will continue to fight for economic justice for Roxbury. Jones' report also includes footage of the building in Quincy proposed to house the MWRA.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 6616   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102989 
VHS cassette 105735 
Betacam cassette 105734 
digital betacam cassette 105733 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Politics and government
City planning
State governments

Subject : Personal Names
Bethel, Tony
Bolling, Bruce
Dukakis, Michael
Flynn, Raymond
Jones, Marcus
Keverian, George

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Massachusetts State Legislature
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Quincy (Mass.)
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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