U.S. Approves Project to Clear Bunker Hill
October 31, 2009 | 8:00 am
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|Oct. 31, 1959: The federal government approves $58 million for urban renewal of Bunker Hill. The Times' Ray Hebert notes that the extensive project to clear "the substandard downtown area" won't cost local taxpayers a dime. By 1966, "the ultramodern commercial and industrial center envisioned on Burnker Hill will be a reality," Hebert says. |
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