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17 02, 2016

Editorial: Questions about the proposed Grand Prix need to be answered

2018-11-27T13:06:37-05:00February 17th, 2016|Categories: Happenings|Tags: , |Comments Off on Editorial: Questions about the proposed Grand Prix need to be answered

By RICK WINTERSON The proposed Grand Prix of Boston, which has a course of a over two-and-a-half miles around the South Boston Waterfront, has many questions remaining. These must be answered soon. While we are entirely open to major spectator events coming to Boston and South Boston, South Boston Online has a negative opinion about IndyCar races and their presence at Grand Prix of Boston, which is actually located entirely within the confines of the South Boston Waterfront – and within those confines over the next five years. This opinion is simply stated: We don’t think Grand Prix racing fits us – either our city or our neighborhood. And that’s not because we are against major events. The city of Boston is the finish line [...]

3 02, 2016

Questions about Grand Prix of Boston races remain

2016-02-16T14:04:51-05:00February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Happenings, News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Questions about Grand Prix of Boston races remain

By RICK WINTERSON Like all other areas of South Boston, Fort Point has its own civic group – the Fort Point Neighborhood Association. And like the seven other civic groups in South Boston, the FPNA has many questions about the proposed Grand Prix of Boston races this coming Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4, and on the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Labor Day weekends. The Grand Prix is also called the IndyCar Series; it has been held in many venues for more than 100 years. It is well-known as a spectacular racing event that attracts huge and enthusiastic crowds. The FPNA met with a four-person panel from Boston Grand Prix on Tuesday, Jan. 26, in The Children’s Museum on Sleeper Street. The Grand Prix/IndyCar panel [...]