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On Neighborhood Network News September 17

The City Council start the process for considering a pay raise for its members, and the raise gets a mixed reaction in South Boston. We talk with a staff member of the American Friends Service Committee about its concerns over the move to escalate US military involvement in Iraq and Syria. And Christina Rugnetta has the report from Jamaica Plain.

A mural adds new life along Warren Street in Roxbury, as part of a series of pop-up public art projects around Dudley Square.
See report.

City Council Refers Pay Increase to Committee

Video. The Boston City Council refers to committee an ordinance that calls for giving its members a 29% pay increase--their first in 8 years. Report aired September 17.

Egleston Sq. Business Faced with Rent Increases

Video. Latino owners of businesses near Egleston Square say they face increases in rent and occupancy costs by as much as 65 percent. Report aired September 16.

Volunteers Mark Sept. 11 in Effort for US Military

Video. Volunteers observe September 11 by packing supplies to be sent overseas to people in the US military, in an event organized by the Mass. Military Heroes Fund. Report aired September 11.

Shaky Start for Madison Park High Turnaround

Video. Efforts to turn around Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, after a long history of underperformance, get off to a shaky start. Report aired September 9.

League in Dorchester Goes to Bat for Inclusion

Video. The Savin Hill Little League creates a division for players with disabilities, thanks in part to support from the Martin Richard Charitable Foundation. Report by Pat Flaherty. Aired September 8.

Incubator Helps Entrepreneurs, Job-Seekers

Video. A food business incubator opens in Dorchester, serving the needs of entrepreneurs and the need for jobs along the Fairmount Corridor. Report aired September 8.

"TILL Games" Help Clear Sports Barrier

Video. The annual "TILL Games," organized by the non-profit Toward Independent Living and Learning, take place at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury. Report aired September 8.

Work Starts on Substation Project in Roslindale

Video. Work starts in Roslindale Village on transforming a former electric substation for public transit, along with adjacent parcels, into a mixed-use development. Report aired September 8.

Boston Conservatory Opens Building in Fenway

Video. The Boston Conservator opens a new performance, practice and studio facility on Ipswich Street, its second new building in the Fenway in five years. Report aired September 5.

New Year Starts in Boston Public Schools

Video. A new year begins for most students in the Boston Public Schools, including more than 2,000 8th graders switching to rides on the MBTA. Report aired September 4.

Officials Backtrack on Dearborn Conversion Plan

Video. In response to concerns from the community, a conversion plan for the Dearborn Middle School in Roxbury is put on hold. Report aired September 4.

More Boston Students Going to School on MBTA

Video. More Boston students will go to school on the MBTA, and they'll have better access to afterschool activities with free 7-day MBTA passes. Report aired September 3.

Student Influx Prompts Off-Campus Enforcement

Video. As college students settle down for a new school year in Boston, city inspectors log violations in off-campus housing. Report aired September 2.

Book Fair Celebrates Family Value of Reading

Video. The 27th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair celebrates the importance of parents and children reading at home, and having books of one's own. Report aired September 2.

Vigil in Brighton Celebrates Life of Dawnn Jaffier

Video. One thousand people gather at a park in Brighton to celebrate the life of Dawnn Jaffier, the teacher who was killed in a shooting August 23. Report Aired August 29.

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