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 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