Fisherman’s Feast Thursday 8/13 – Sunday 8/16

Unless you've been under a rock, you know we are in the middle of the big feast season. This weekend is the Fisherman's Feast on Fleet & North Streets. The event starts August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 16. And yes, the Sorrento Cheese Tower Building competition is back this year. Judging by the poll on the left hand side of this website, as of this writing, 56% of you will be at the feast while 44% will be getting away.

More details can be found at their website: www.fishermansfeast.com

The schedule of events is shown at the link below:

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Greenway Programming Schedule

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My Comment Letter Opposing Large, Sponsored Greenway Events

Our new Greenway parks are at risk of being "rented-out". As discussed in a previous post, the Greenway Leadership Council (GLC) is reviewing draft guidelines for the Greenway's Public Programming, Special Events and General Use. Approving these "rules & regulations" is one of the most important functions of the GLC as assigned per State legislation. Chapter 306 of the Acts of 2008 created the GLC as a governing body over the private, non-profit Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. A list of current GLC members can be accessed here.

Are large, sponsored events the future of the Greenway Parks?My comment letter strongly opposes the "renting out" of the Greenway parks for large, semi-private events that could destroy the parks and the hurt the character of the North End/Waterfront neighborhood. Turning the Greenway into an outdoor convention center goes against the desired public use nature of these long-awaited parks. Click here for a PDF version of my comments.

The GLC is accepting public comments through July 15, 2009 before considering the final version of the guidelines at their next private meeting. I hope you will take a minute and submit your own comments via email to: comments@rosekennedygreenway.org.

It is a good idea to cc/copy your comments to public officials. Their emails can be found on our Resources/Links page.

Anyone is welcome to copy/paste parts of my letter at the link below.

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