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Memorial Boulevard School Meeting Canceled, Future of Landmark Turns Political

Memorial Boulevard School Theater

The Mayor’s Office canceled a Special City Council meeting immediately following the Joint Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 20 before a Council meeting. 

The meeting was to discuss the potential projects at Memorial Boulevard School.

A new meeting is now scheduled for Wednesday, June 28th.

On the political end, social media has become the place to take politics and Memorial Boulevard School.

Andrew Howe Council candidate for the 2nd District before the cancellation by the Mayor stated in part “This election year is full of games just like 2015. People are trying to play with your hearts over the Memorial Boulevard School project. June 20th there is another meeting at City Hall. I myself will be pushing for a non-binding referendum on this year’s ballot. Please join me on June 20th at 6pm at City Hall”

Keith Thorpe, Democratic supporter responded to Howe stating in part  “Just because you say others are playing games and have political agendas for everything doesn’t make it so. You and your inflammatory posts are just as much games and politics. Mayor Cockayne promised a referendum on Memorial Boulevard School (and other large ticket items) in his 2015 platform. Yet the building remains empty and no action taking on his part. But now, election season, he wants to take action”

Howe responded in part stating “I’m not Mayor Cockayne. Nor do I work on his campaign. I think you would find me to be vastly different than the individual you think I am.”

For the full conversation click here.

While the scheduled meeting was canceled, the Memorial Boulevard Building Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 PM at City Hall in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

The Committee will discuss the evaluation of phase 1 plan and discuss changes in seating and parking capacity.

Advocates of the theater disapprove of the proposed decrease in seating recommended by City Hall.

It appears Memorial Boulevard School and its future will be a hot topic in this year’s municipal election.

Back in 2015, The Memorial Boulevard Task Force held conceptual concerts.

A Queen concert netted $4,000 which had over 400 guests. Then Councilperson Ellen Zoppo-Sassu said “I was happy to hear that many guests went on to continue their evening (and spend their dollars!) at Barley Vine, the Downtown Cafe, and Marilyn’s.

Since then, both Barley Vine and the Downtown Cafe has closed.

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