Mayor halts flag football game

11/11/2007:

Just overheard on the live police scanner, Mayor Roberts had just phoned police headquarters ordering that all flag football games taking place at Pier A park be stopped.

He apparently wanted the park cleared in preparation for a Veteran’s Day event that is being arranged.

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Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor

yes, all…for the 30 minutes it takes. consider it half time.

Foster
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[quote comment=”53090″][quote comment=”53071″]Why did the kids have to move?[/quote]

Because it was being used for a ceremony to honor the veterans of the Revolutionary – Iraqi Wars.

Same reason they shut down Washington street during “Arts” and Music Festivals, St. Patrick Day and Memorial Day parades.

“Throw me the fucking ball” is something you dont want to hear during a moment of silence.[/quote]
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I can see that, I guess. But it’s a huge park…all activities cease?

Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor

[quote comment=”53071″]Why did the kids have to move?[/quote]

Because it was being used for a ceremony to honor the veterans of the Revolutionary – Iraqi Wars.

Same reason they shut down Washington street during “Arts” and Music Festivals, St. Patrick Day and Memorial Day parades.

“Throw me the fucking ball” is something you dont want to hear during a moment of silence.

homeworld
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[quote comment=”53071″]Pier A is not a veteren park. They hold some ceremonies there at the very foot of the park near River St. Why did the kids have to move?[/quote]

About 1/10 of it used to be grass, and is now a 9/11 memorial.

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Pier A is not a veteren park. They hold some ceremonies there at the very foot of the park near River St. Why did the kids have to move?

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