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Ten O'Clock News; Modular housing pilot project


Marcus Jones reports on the construction of modular townhouse condominiums in Roxbury. He notes that the condominiums are affordable housing developed by a private developer. Jones tours the condominiums with tenant Kay Williams. Interview with Williams and future tenant Wanda Wallace about the condominiums. Interview with Alan Harap of the Bergmeyer Development Company about the modular condominiums. Harap says that the condominiums are an economical approach to affordable housing in Roxbury. Interview with Shay Allan of the Boston Public Facilities Department about the affordability of the condominiums. Jones reviews the price of the condominiums and notes that mortgages are available through the state's home ownership program. Jones notes that private developers can profit from building modular units for affordable housing.

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Ten O'Clock News

Modular housing pilot project

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Broadcast program

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Construction industry
City planning
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Modular housing pilot project,” 07/28/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4B7EF78A27DA4E2EB85517151D39822D.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Modular housing pilot project.” 07/28/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4B7EF78A27DA4E2EB85517151D39822D>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Modular housing pilot project. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4B7EF78A27DA4E2EB85517151D39822D
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