Boston Site Acquired for Mixed Housing
community-based non-profit acquires a former industrial site in
East Boston for redevelopment as mixed-income housing. Report
aired July 22.
Gather for Seminar on Civic Engagement
Video. More than
600 teens in the "MLK Summer Scholars" job program gather at
Boston University's Agganis Arena for a seminar on civic
engagement. Report aired July 18.
Starts on Section of Ink Block Development
Video. Work starts
on "Sepia the Condos," luxury units in a section of the Ink
Block development, around the former site of the Boston Herald
in the South End. Report aired July 16.
Law Expands Access to Bilingual Ballots
Video. A new law
expands access to bilingual ballots in Massachusetts, with
candidates' names transliterated into Chinese and Vietnamese
characters. Report aired July 15.
Dedicated to Honor Peacemaking
Video. A garden in
Dorchester is dedicated in memory of Steven Odom, whose death in
a shooting at age 13 inspired efforts in violence prevention and
peacemaking. Report aired July 14.
Cleanup Season Starts in Boston Harbor
Video. With the
end of holiday events on the water, The Boston Harbor
Association again launches its floating debris cleanup program.
Report aired July 10.
Plans More Help for Homeless Veterans
officials try to enlist more help from business and community
leaders to end homelessness among veterans in Boston by 2015.
Report and interview aired July 9.
Picks Joseph Finn as Fire Commissioner
Video. After a
nationwide search, Mayor Walsh stays close to home in selecting
as the new Boston fire commissioner Deputy Chief Joseph Finn.
Report aired July 7.
Signs Domestic Workers Rights Bill
Patrick signs the "bill of rights" for domestic workers in
Massachusetts, backed by immigrant advocates and organized
labor. Report aired July 2.
Awards Grants to Close "Opportunity Gap"
Video. The city
awards more than $7 million in grants to community organizations
closing the "opportunity gap" through education and jobs
programs. Report aired July 1.
Helps Students in Baseball, Learning
Video. A Roxbury
program, The BASE, helps students elevate their skills as
athletes and do better in school. Report for BNN News by Megan
Allison. Aired July 1.
Health and Safety Precautions Urged
officials urge health and safety precautions for summertime,
especially for vulnerable populations exposed to high heat and
humidity. Report aired June 30.
Colony Housing Rebuild at Midway Point
rebuilding of the Old Colony public housing development in South
Boston, whose original buildings date from 1940. reached the
midway point. Report aired June 26.
OK's Budget with Less for School Buses
Video. The City
Council approves a new budget for the Boston Schools, despite
opposition to a plan for switching more middle schoolers from
yellow buses to the MBTA. Report aired June 25.