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On Neighborhood Network News July 30

Teens try to mobilize new voters in Roxbury. A member of SEIU 32BJ, Cecilio Rodriguez, talks about a campaign to prevent job cuts for MBTA janitors. Also: plans to expand Tenacity, a tennis, fitness and academic program for young people in Boston. Also: neighborhood reports from South Boston and Allston-Brighton.

The band Opposite People plays in front of Blessed Sacrament Church in Hyde Square, as part of the 1st annual JP Porchfest, with free music at 35 locations in Jamaica Plain on July 19. (Lovett photo) More photos.

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.

East Boston Site Acquired for Mixed Housing

Video. A community-based non-profit acquires a former industrial site in East Boston for redevelopment as mixed-income housing. Report aired July 22.

Teens 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.

Work 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.

New 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.

Garden 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.

Debris 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.

City Plans More Help for Homeless Veterans

Video. City 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.

Mayor 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.

Governor Signs Domestic Workers Rights Bill

Video. Governor Patrick signs the "bill of rights" for domestic workers in Massachusetts, backed by immigrant advocates and organized labor. Report aired July 2.

City 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.

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