New Grassroots Group Aims to Keep Franklin Park Out of the Olympics

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"The Oligarchs " The Franklin Park Area Stop the Olympics June 13. 2015 White Stadium

Chalk slogan IOC PROPERTY on White Stadium.

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Chalk slogan IOC PROPERTY on White Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of Franklin Park Area Stop the Olympics.

On Tuesday, resident Chris Hoeh took the podium at First Church to announce that Franklin Park Area Stop the Olympics was in place  and in your face.

Saying that "Jamaica Plain stopped I-95 and we can stop the Olympics," he urged everyone in the sanctuary to come out to the Mayors Boston Olympic Community meeting on June 30  to say Franklin Park and Harambee Park ( Franklin Field ) are not for the Olympics. "The meeting is a great opportunity!"

In a hand-out, the group stated that Franklin Park Area Stop the Olympics was formed "in response to calls for locally organized resistance....We will help stop the Olympics and build the city we need."

Hoeh - who lives on Adelaide street and is grade school teacher - spoke at the conclusion of a lecture by Smith College Professor Andrew Zimabalist on the "Economic Gamble of Boston 2024." The talk was sponsored by "The Oligarchs " The Franklin Park Area Stop the Olympics, June 13, 2015, at White Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of Franklin Park Area Stop the Olympics. "The Oligarchs" The Franklin Park Area Stop the Olympics on June 13, 2015 at White Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of Franklin Park Area Stop the Olympics.[/caption]

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