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On Neighborhood Network News August 27

The City of Boston appeals federal flood maps. Writer and software executive Ed Flynn talks about his report on failings of website introduced last year for the Massachusetts health insurance exchange. Derek Lumpkins has the report from Roxbury, and Maureen Dahill has the report from South Boston.


Figures in carnival attire liven up the Dominican Festival Parade held August 17 in Jamaica Plain. More photos.

Mattapan Teens Celebrate Summer Job Gains

Video. Teens in Mattapan celebrate their gains from experience in the SummerWorks program run by the anti-poverty agency ABCD. Report aired August 15.

Teens in Dorchester Create Series of Self-Portraits

Video. Teens in Dorchester create life-sized self-portraits for public display in a project organized by Viet-AID and Boston Centers for Youth & Families. Report aired August 14.

Congressman James Clyburn Discusses Memoir

Video. US Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, the third highest ranking Democrat in the US House, talks about his memoir on a life in the civil rights movement and politics. Interview aired August 14.

A Race to Fill Backpacks for 40,000 Students

Video. The city and the Salvation Army get help from the TD Garden with putting school supplies into backpacks for more than 4,000 students from needy families. Report aired August 12.

Roxbury Celebrates Mansion Restoration

Video. A housewarming takes place in Roxbury for the Alvah Kittredge mansion, a long-dilapidated Greek Revival building restored by Historic Boston, Inc. Report aired August 12.

Morton Street Closed for Work on New Bridge

Video. A section of Morton Street in Mattapan/Dorchester is closing for ten days to all for replacement of a bridge over rail tracks. Report aired August 8.

Volunteers Ready Backpacks for Students

Video. Hundreds of volunteers organized by Cradles to Crayons fill backpacks to help thousands of students from low-income families get the new school year off to a better start. Report aired August 8.

Official Speak Out for Airport Service Workers

Video. State and city officials voice support for organizing drive by contract employees at Logan Airport to improve pay, benefits and working conditions. Report and interview aired August 7.

Urban Farming Ventures Attempted in Boston

Video. With help from City Growers and the Urban Farming Institute, vacant lots in Boston are used as a local food source and boost for healthy nutrition. Report by Peter Zampa. Aired August 6.

Group Pushes for Action on Unsolved Murders

Video. The Women Survivors of Homicide Movement Calls for action on Boston's higher-than-average rate of unsolved murders over the last ten years. Report aired August 1.

Teens Try to Mobilize More Voters in Roxbury

Video. Teen leaders in a campaign backed by community-based non-profit and advocacy groups, try to mobilize and motivate voters in Roxbury. Report aired July 30.

Tot Lot Dedicated in Honor of Fallen Firefighters

Video. A tot lot at Billings Field in West Roxbury is dedicated in honor of the two Boston firefighters killed in the line of duty in March in the Back Bay. Report aired July 28.

Activists Support Sheltering of Central Americans

Video. Community activists Governor Patrick's decision to shelter some of the unaccompanied children entering the US from Central America in Mass. Report aired July 28.

Meals Program Fills Gap for Boston Students

Video. A program offering free lunches at several locations in the city helps fill a nutrition gap for Boston students, many of them from needy families. Report by Megan Allison. aired July 24.

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