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MEMORIAL FIELD UPDATE: Walk Thru With Commissioner Anthony Bove

Memorial Field Renovation Scheduled To Be Completed Spring 2015 - Tennis Courts Opening In Weeks

When we wrote ‘Memorial Field – Decades Of Decay While Politicians Debate Different Renovation Plans’ a lot of you express your outrage and disappointment and what Memorial Field had become. You said you wanted to know what was going on and we told you we would stay on top of any developments or further delays, bottom-line we would keep you informed. We followed that up with the second part of our series of MF, ‘Joe Pemberton Explains What’s Going On At Memorial Field’ where the architectural designer of the Dept. of Public Works laid out the plans.

Still from the view of the street, it appeared as not much was being done, so we decided to set up a tour and have them show us what has been done up to this point and when the residents of Mount Vernon could once again use this recreational facility. We caught up to Commissioner of Water, Anthony Bove (a lifelong Mt. Vernon resident) to get some answers. Bove (pronounced bo-vay) shared with us what has been done, a projected timeline, the challenges they have faced up to this point and why, and his desire to see MF restored to its former glory. He addressed as many of the residents concerns as he could and offered to give anyone who wants a tour. He went as far to give his cell number for anyone who wants to get a tour.

While we have seen progress with our own eyes, we will continue to stay on top of the renovations and let you know what’s goin’ on with Memorial Field until the renovations are complete and MF is reopened. Stay tuned for further updates.



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8 Comments on MEMORIAL FIELD UPDATE: Walk Thru With Commissioner Anthony Bove

  1. Its about time Mayor Davis and all his LIES have been exposed. Anthony Bove is SHAMEFULLY ILLITERATE, & SUCH A POOR CHOICE TO REPRESENT THE CITY OF MV!! Commissioner?? Wheres his suit & tie!! You could have done us all a favor and left the DRUGS AT HOME! SAY NOOOO TO DRUGS…. Flipping pizzas is more of your specialty(Can barely do that ;-0), BUT WE’LL GIVE MR. BOVE AN (A) FOR EFFORT….SMH….YESSSS Councilman HE SHOULD BE FIRED!!!!!!!!!

  2. He’s full of shit

  3. Mr. Bove needs to reword some of this commentary. The work is not being done at “no cost”. My tax dollars are paying for the work to be done. By having the field done by workers that are already on payroll is not “no cost”…it’s just diverting workers from one task, that is now not being done, so that workers can be at Memorial Field. And before the argument starts, if the workers had nothing to do, and that’s why they are available, then why are they on the City’s payroll to begin with?

  4. Maybe Memorial Field will be ready for the Class of 2020. It sounded good however it’s taken them this long just to rebuild the tennis complex. The real work hasn’t even begun. Shame is that none of this was necessary because the 9.7 million dollars that the county put up would have covered most of the refurbishment of the original stadium …..

  5. Thanks AJ..At least we finally hear someone with a plan to fix the field and shows you what’s going on. Keep it going Mr.Bove.

  6. Lewis J. LaMedica // August 19, 2014 at 7:41 PM //

    Nice interview A.J. There’ve been many burning questions with respect to Memorial Field and I thank you and Anthony Bove for your contributions to clearing this matter up! I will share this.

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