pool http://ripr.org en 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