PawSox

Stadium Hearings Scheduled — Bat Signal Goes Up

They’re baaaack. The PawSox ownership team still thinks we should pay for their new stadium and they have arranged with the Senate Finance Committee to hold six public hearings around the state. (The hearings have a website.) This plan may sound like a good-faith effort to get out and “speak to the people.” On the

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It’s Not A Hangover Until You’ve Stopped The Drinking

“We have to get over the 38 STUDIOS HANGOVER.” (ProJo 10.21.15/Caps theirs.) So said House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello at a speech to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual meeting Monday night adding, “A company from outside Rhode Island is not going to locate here if they pick up the newspaper every day and see

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Summer Reading For House Leadership — “Field Of Schemes”

A message for those elected officials still supporting the PawSox stadium deal: With all the data and analysis now available (including the conclusions of Mattiello’s consultant, and PawSox mole, Andrew Zimbalist, who didn’t like stadiums until he suddenly decided he did) a ‘yes’ vote on a stadium deal allows for only one explanation. You can

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House Speaker Needs To Hear From Stadium Opponents

House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello is still talking as if he has heard, read, and learned, absolutely nothing about the current thinking on taxpayer-funded stadiums from around the country. From Katherine Gregg’s ‘Politics’ column in today’s ProJo. On the proposed Providence stadium, he said: “Negotiations are active between the state and the Pawtucket Red Sox ownership

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‘No New Stadium’ Celebration — It’s Yours!

(7.13) And it was never intended for anyone else! No New Stadium is inviting one and all to come and stake claim to the public open space — set aside by the 195 Commission as mandated by the federal government — that the PawSox multi-millionaires think is theirs. (PawSox rep Charles “where’s the river?” Steinberg

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Anti-Stadium Rally At State House

(6.25) Head down to the state house, Thursday at 5pm, for a Rally Against Stadium Proposal. Organizer David Norton of “Keep PawSox in Pawtucket,” and “No New Stadium” (a grassroots organization opposing the riverfront site and taxpayer funding), invite everyone who opposes this project to show up! GoLocal spoke with opponent David Fisher, “Once again

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PawSox Owners Ignoring Providence City Council

Oh, and we’re gonna need part of Peck Street — just change that ‘Financial District’ to ‘Minimum Wage Hollow.’ Well not so fast says Councilman Samuel D. Zurier (Democrat from the East Side) in “City can toss out PawSox owners” (ProJo 4.30.15). As if further proof of the owners’ arrogance was needed, these guys have

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