Davey Lopes Pool http://ripr.org en In Time For Hot Weather, Davey Lopes Pool Reopens http://ripr.org/post/time-hot-weather-davey-lopes-pool-reopens <p>The Davey Lopes pool reopened in Providence’s Southside today.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Dozens of local officials, city council members, and political candidates were on hand to see the pool reopen after being closed for a year.</p><p>Notably absent was Providence Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Angel Taveras, who defended the pool’s initial closure last summer.</p><p>State Senator Harold Metts of Providence was a critic of the pool closing<strike>,</strike> and was influential in its reopening.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:47:08 +0000 John Bender 36021 at http://ripr.org In Time For Hot Weather, Davey Lopes Pool Reopens Davey Lopes Pool To Reopen In Providence http://ripr.org/post/davey-lopes-pool-reopen-providence <p>The Davey Lopes pool in South Providence is set to reopen for the season after extensive repairs. The pool closed last summer despite an outcry from the public.</p><p></p><p>Community leaders in the neighborhood say the pool is vital to keeping the youth of South Providence busy during the summer months.&nbsp; The neighborhood has one of the highest crime rates in the city. Leah Williams Metts, is a local activist who helped spearhead the project.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:18:29 +0000 John Bender 35995 at http://ripr.org Davey Lopes Pool To Reopen In Providence Why did Taveras flunk his swim lesson? http://ripr.org/post/why-did-taveras-flunk-his-swim-lesson <p>Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is scheduled on Monday to become the first Democrat to formally announce his candidacy for his party’s 2014 gubernatorial nomination. The 43-year-old Harvard-educated lawyer’s State House ambitions have been one of Rhode Island’s worst-kept secrets.</p><p></p><p>Taveras, who would be the state’s first governor of Latino ancestry, will make his announcement at 10 a.m. at Meeting Street School. He will speak to a relatively small gathering of family, friends, elected officials who support him and reporters, then take questions from members of the media.</p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 22:01:50 +0000 Scott MacKay 23856 at http://ripr.org Why did Taveras flunk his swim lesson? Despite Protests, Taveras Says So. Providence Pool Will Close http://ripr.org/post/despite-protests-taveras-says-so-providence-pool-will-close <p>Elected officials and community activists have come together to save a swimming pool that serves a low-income area of Providence. But Mayor Angel Taveras says he’s going ahead with plans to cement it over and turn it into a water park.</p><p>A half dozen state lawmakers joined with Providence City Councilman Davian Sanchez to appeal for the re-opening of the Davey Lopes pool in south Providence. The pool was closed last summer because of maintenance problems. A minority contractors association has volunteered to make the repairs at no charge, except for materials.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:36:02 +0000 Flo Jonic 23528 at http://ripr.org Despite Protests, Taveras Says So. Providence Pool Will Close Teachers Plan Protest of Raimondo Fundraiser http://ripr.org/post/teachers-plan-protest-raimondo-fundraiser <p>Unionized teachers plan to protest a fundraiser being held to benefit State Treasurer Gina Raimondo this afternoon Thursday.&nbsp; Providence Mayor Angel Taveras also attracted protestors during a fundraiser earlier this week.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Raimondo is slated to start her day with a speaking appearance sponsored by Brown University&rsquo;s Office of Women and Medicine in Science. The topic for the talk is: &ldquo;Making an Impact: How to Think Strategically and Get Results.&rdquo;</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:26:36 +0000 Ian Donnis 22267 at http://ripr.org Teachers Plan Protest of Raimondo Fundraiser