[Interview with Father William Joy at Charlestown housing project]
Original Airdate: 9/9/1975
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Paul deGive interviews Jim Cooney (Charlestown resident) about the Bunker Hill Housing Project near Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown. Cooney says that young people in the project are often blamed for problems caused by outsiders. DeGive talks to Father William Joy (St. Mary's Parish) about urban renewal in Charlestown, the construction of the Mystic-Tobin Bridge and conditions in the Bunker Hill Housing Project. Joy says that Charlestown has been torn apart by urban renewal; that many residents of the housing project are unemployed. DeGive interviews Danny Sullivan (project resident), a teenager who says that the bad reputation of the youth in the project is exaggerated and unfair. Sullivan says that anti-busing parents are fueling the emotions of the youth. Joy says that a great number of students from the projects are being bused out of Charlestown; that students from the wealthier parts of the neighborhood are enrolled in parochial schools. Joy faults the Catholic Church for being out of touch with the needs and problems of project residents.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - Catholic Church
Busing for school integration - Students
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Archdiocese of Boston
Bunker Hill Housing Project
Subject : Geographic Locations
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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