What’s in., What’s out….
“Houston we’ve a problem”… No truer words were spoken this week..
How many times have we heard astronauts confer from space with NASA by calling them Houston in times of trouble and glory. This week America watches as our beloved Houston is hit with horrific Hurricane Harvey leaving devastation and death in its path. We as Americans know Houston as being the center of NASA operations and a stronghold in the state of Texas. Now America watches as relief and rescue efforts are underway. How can a city that America has looked up to for so long be so devastatingly effected by this storm? Fifty days of rain and flooding has turned much of Houston into a lake with cars, homes, trucks, and vehicles buried in water. Donations are being made to the Red Cross , Salvation Army and the Hurricane Relief Fund to help Houston in their time of need. President Trump has donated $1 million dollars of his personal money to aid in the relief as well as actress Sandra Bullock. It will take years to fix the devastation an destruction. Our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow Americans in Houston.
Tearing down confederate statues…. No matter how hard one wants to rewrite history, they cannot. Tearing down statues and monuments cannot change the past and only causes more unrest for the future…
Massachusetts lottery winner in powerball….Mavis Wanczyk has won the $758 million dollar prize! Congratulations to her and her family. She played the birthdays in her family. Good for her and enjoy!
New Plans for Kennedy Plaza….Mayor Elorza has announced a new plan to renovate Kennedy Plaza by eliminating the bus stops there. Revising the travel plans and adding new routes, added lighting and a pedestrian walk are just some of the renovations in the works. Let’s hope or the best for this troubled area in Downtown Providence which once was a main transport area in years past.
Providence schools. In an effort to fix our public schools with much needed renovations and construction improvements, the Mayor has announced his plan to seek money to improve our schools. This is so needed and wanted by the community. How can we expect our children to learn in deteriorating conditions? Let’s hope the schools get the improvements they need.
WBRU radio is changing formats…WBRU radio which been operated by Brown Students since 1966 will now be a Christian music station as of September 1st. The radio signal sold for $5.6 million much to the dismay of many who grew up listening to alternate rock music for years. Stay tuned it isn’t over yet,the legacy may move on…
UHIP Crisis almost a year old…Hard to believe this debacle is still going on. More hard to believe while some are not paid, others are being overpaid. So, how long is it going to take to fix? How about some introduction of legislation asking for more accountability and penalties to those who were responsible for this “UHIP UNFOLDING”. While so many suffer from this crisis, including homecare casualties, government still marches on playing its fiddle like Nero when Rome was burning. Election time is coming this year folks. If you are fed up, get up! Run for office or at least vote and become involved in your community. Change is in the air,
and it smells good.