Thursday, February 21, 2013
The nation's fourth-deadliest nightclub fire took place 10 years ago this week.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, February 21
Wednesday marked the 10th year since The Station nightclub fire, which claimed the lives of 100 people, including Attleboro residents Walter Rich, Richard Cabral and Kevin Dunn. In remembrance of the tragedy, the first episode in a new seven-part documentary web series "The Station," also referred to as "The Station Movie," premiered Wednesday. The episode is available for free on the project's website www.thestationmovie.com. Subsequent episodes will be posted on consecutive Wednesdays. Director David Bettencourt said the purpose of the project is captured by its tagline: "Learn. Remember. Heal."
Friday, September 28, 2012
Property transfer papers were filed at West Warwick Town Hall on Friday.
West Warwick, R.I. property owner Ray Villanova has agreed to donate the site of The Station nightclub for use as a permanent memorial to the 100 people killed in the February 2003 blaze during a Great White concert, according to the Associated Press. Among the victims were Attleboro residents Richard Cabral (37), Kevin J. Dunn (37) and Walter Rich (40) as well as Seekonk residents Beth Mosczynski (33), Millbury Katherine O'Donnell (26) and Joseph Rossi (35), according to Boston.com. Villanova's lawyer, Dan McKiernan filed papers at West Warwick Town Hall on Friday morning transferring the land to the Station Fire Memorial Foundation. The decision brings closure to a long-standing effort to secure the site of the tragedy by families of …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The 100 people killed in The Station nightclub fire were celebrated and remembered in a memorial service Sunday.
People arrived in groups, as couples, and individually to remember and celebrate the lives of the 100 people killed in The Station nightclub fire at the ninth anniversary memorial service on Sunday afternoon. Almost 200 people filed in to the site at the corner of Cowesett Avenue and Kulas Road. Some greeted each other with smiles and "hello"s. Others walked straight to the memorial marker erected for their loved one and stood silently. Each person showed their emotions differently – some laughed while others cried; some talked and others stood silent; and some found comfort in the embrace of another. The one thing they had in common was this was the ninth anniversary and it was the ninth time they gathered together to remember. The …