(8.31) The various groups and individuals fighting the stadium boondoggle are getting together for one last summer celebration of the parcel set aside for use as a public park by the 195 Commission. Go to the “Act like you own the place!” Facebook page for details.
Participants include Providence’s raucous brass band What Cheer! Brigade, and storytellers Len Cabral and Mark Binder.
Horseshoes, bass drums, skateboards, dirt bikes, wiffle bats, beach balls, kites and watermelon welcome.
Everything is more fun with the What Cheer! Brigade. Horseshoes, bass drums, skateboards, dirt bikes, wiffle bats, beach balls, kites and watermelon welcome.
BATTLE UPDATE: The latest stick in Lucchino’s spokes comes from the Federal Highway Administration. Read “Federal agency insists on reimbursement if park land used for Paw Sox Stadium” by Paul Grimaldi and Kate Bramson at the ProJo. I take some comfort in this news.
If the site set aside years ago to become a public park is used for a commercial enterprise, the Federal Highway Administration would ask the state to repay the fair market value of that land, FHWA spokesman Doug Hecox told The Providence Journal.
5pm, Monday, August 31, behind 200 Dyer Street on the Providence River, (directions)