The PawSox and the city of Pawtucket are losing their public relations battle. Alarmingly. House Speaker Mattiello ominously reports his constituents tell him they, “love the PawSox…want them to stay, but, don’t give them any public money to stay.”The PawSox and the city have to approach this project from an entirely new creative direction. Their efforts to gin up enthusiasm with artist renderings of nonexistent, nebulous business development near the Apex site is failing.
By Jim Raftus
Let’s start with a roll call. How many Academy Award nominees for Best Actor live in my small town in Rhode Island? Answer? One, Richard Jenkins. So, when I see him at the produce section of our local supermarket, am I supposed to pretend he’s just the guy stocking the shelves? He wouldn’t know me if I kicked him in the shins to get his attention. (I won’t do this, Richard.)
I went downtown Pawtucket on a fact finding trip for this commentary expecting to find urban blight. I did, but, I found some surprises as well. My premise was to walk the route down Main Street from the future Pawtucket – Central Fall Rail Station location to the proposed new PawSox stadium Apex site. This is being touted as the likely path baseball fans will take from the station. It is not a pretty picture.
@GoLocalProv@RIDemParty@RIRepublicans@RhodeIslandGOP In early 1990's citizens of Durham voted against a new stadium. Politicians boldly used "Certificates of Participation" concept to get stadium built. Great success and now a majority of citizens are very glad the pols did this. Just some history.
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