We begin tonight with money for transforming a public housing development in Roxbury. The federal government's providing thirty million dollars for renovating the Whittier Street development--and building new housing in the surrounding area.
Two city councilors are responding in different ways to an increase in homicides. Councilor Tito Jackson recently called for violence to be addressed at a public hearing. But the move was opposed by Councilor Andrea Campbell.
Two other councilors are making a new effort to place a local tax on the sale of alcohol. Councilors Bill Linehan and Frank Baker want the revenue to be used for programs connected with substance abuse.
Interview with Greg Sullivan, Research Director at the Pioneer Institute.
Allston-Brighton Report with Samantha Smerechniak.