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    Boston Deserves BETTER:

    CANCEL the INDYCAR RACE

  • GrandPRIX Stats

    What the numbers say.

    $12.4m

    What the Baltimore Grand Prix

    owed tax payers and vendors

    when it went it out of business.

    105

    Days of night-time construction to build race facilities.

    140 Decibels

    Sound level of an IndyCar race.

    $120,000

    Cost to buy a 40-person VIP Suite to the race.

    0

    Cited benefits to the South Boston community.

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  • Press

    The Boston Globe

    A diverse coalition of residents pursued every angle to bring attention to the adverse impacts of the race on public health, safety, and the environment... In the end, the group’s hard work and participation in the public process paid off.

    Bosotn Herald

    The 4-1 vote by the city’s Conservation Commission is the latest unexpected roadblock to the race...
    The race promoters, Boston Grand Prix, claimed that getting a new permit could cause more delays that force them to scrap the race, but the commission Wednesday rejected that argument, blaming the Grand Prix for not trying for a permit sooner.

    WGBH

    "The hazards were so severe that pools of oil containing hazardous levels of PCBs were discovered in neighboring properties"

    WCVB Channel 5

    BOSTON —An Indy car race through the streets of Boston's Seaport District is now just eight months away, but a new group has formed to fight the Labor Day event that is in the planning stages.

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    Fox25

    BOSTON — Thousands of Boston residents are set to face major construction and traffic issues ahead of the Boston IndyCar Grand Prix race, planned for Labor Day weekend.

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    Boston Herald

     

    A group of Boston residents say they’re launching a formal opposition group to fight the Hub’s planned IndyCar race in the Seaport this September — vowing to push Mayor Martin J. Walsh to scrap the Labor Day event they say will be “completely disruptive of (their) lives.”

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    Boston Bulletin

     “This race was approved before there were any public meetings and now, four months from construction starting, we’re being giving our first glimpse into the details of the plan. And we still can’t get many of the important details.”

    South Boston Online

    The meeting left one overall FPNA question unanswered: Is hosting the Grand Prix/IndyCar Series the best use of Boston’s time and energies? The City of Boston has some serious, unresolved issues to contend with.

  • Articles and Links

    What We Know

    A small tagline

    Slides presented at the meeting on 3/16. Includes some changes to grand stands.

    “There’s issues around safety plans, ... traffic plans, ... different types of plans that they owe information on."

    One of the few public documents which have been released by race organizers.

    Boston Globe: "There’s a lot more explaining to do. The City of Baltimore signed a similar, multiyear deal, but it was canceled after two years and arguments over unpaid debt."

    IndyCar races reach 140 decibels; loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage to neighbors.

    An attorney presents the legal issues with the proposed IndyCar race.

    "in 1999... was sentenced to two years probation and a $10,000 fine. In 2014, Perrone again had liens placed on his home from the federal and state governments "

    Managing Editor of the Baltimore Business Journal on why he won't miss his city's IndyCar race.

  • Letter to MAYOR WALSH

  • Letter to Governor Baker

  • Review under MEPA

    Why the race shouldn't be able to skip environmental review.