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Ten O'Clock News; Drug problem at Franklin Park


David Boeri reports on drug traffic in the Franklin Development Project. William Sommers, the Boston Inspectional Services Commissioner tours a condemned building on Homestead Street. Interviews with Sommers and Pat Farreta about the problems in the building. Ferrata talks about drug dealers who sell drugs from their apartments. Boeri talks to a tenant, who refuses to comment on the drug traffic in the building. Boeri reports on a plan for increased police presence in the community to combat drug and footage of police making a drug arrest. Interview with Roxbury community leader Don Muhammad about how to solve the drug problem in the community. Following the edited story is b-roll of the Roxbury neighborhood around the Franklin Development Project. Also, additional footage from the tour of condemned buildings with Commissioner Sommers and Pat Ferrata. This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following item: Ray Flynn proposes to increase the number of Boston residents working in Boston jobs

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Ten O'Clock News

Drug problem at Franklin Park

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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Arrest (Police methods)
Municipal government
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
Drug control
Drug traffic
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Drug problem at Franklin Park,” 07/24/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6A59CEAE3B8A488F82BC850FDB58FAE5.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Drug problem at Franklin Park.” 07/24/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6A59CEAE3B8A488F82BC850FDB58FAE5>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Drug problem at Franklin Park. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6A59CEAE3B8A488F82BC850FDB58FAE5
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