Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The on-line series promotes learning, remembering, and healing.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, February 20
The first episode in a new seven-part documentary web series, “The Station,” also referred to as “The Station Movie,” will premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 20, on the 10th anniversary of The Station nightclub fire, the fourth deadliest fire in the nation’s history. The episode will be available for free instant streaming on the project’s website, www.thestationmovie.com, and companion YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/TheStationWebSeries. Subsequent episodes will be posted on consecutive Wednesdays. “The Station,” the first-ever documentary about The Station fire, reveals the stories of an array of individuals directly affected by the tragedy—a list that includes survivors, family members of individuals who perished in the fire, first …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act would help with costs of fire prevention.
Tuesday, February 19
Ahead of tomorrow’s tenth anniversary of the Station Night Club fire in West Warwick that killed 100 people and left hundreds more injured, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) has announced he will reintroduce legislation that would reduce the cost and impact of fires by encouraging the placement of automatic sprinklers in all multi-unit residential and commercial structures. The Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act was inspired by the 2003 fire and findings that thousands of Americans lose their lives each year because of buildings that lack adequate fire prevention systems. The legislation, which has received support from the American Fire Sprinkler Association and the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs, allows small and medium size property …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The fire in Brazil that killed hundreds Sunday is a painful reminder of the 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire.
Today Rhode Island's eyes are on the tragedy of the Brazil nightclub fire, which is a painful experience of deja-vu for the state. A fire tore through a Kiss nightclub in Brazil Sunday morning, that has killed more than 200 people and left 120 injured, reports CNN. The Brazil nightclub was allegedly packed with more than 2,000 people, double its capacity. The story has startling similarities to 2003, when the band Great White took the stage at The Station nightclub in West Warwick. There are reports that the Brazil nightclub's insulation foam ignited the fire. Pyrotechnics set fire to flammable soundproofing foam that lined the walls and ceiling in the 2003 Station nightclub fire. Concertgoers pushed and shoved in a frantic attempt to …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Property transfer papers were filed at West Warwick Town Hall on Friday.
According to the Associated Press, West Warwick 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 Feb. 2003 blaze. 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 those killed. The one condition of the transfer is that a suitable memorial be maintained at the site in perpetuity. Despite Villanova's claims that he always intended the land be used as a memorial, delays have caused much strife for many of the victims' families. Last week, …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Family, friends, and surviviors gathered to remember those lost in the nightclub fire that claimed 100 lives.
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 9th anniversary and it was the ninth time they gathered together to remember. The …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Video will air an hour after the annual memorial to the victims.
A 2007 documentary about Nick O'Neill, the youngest victim of the Station Nightclub Fire, is scheduled to air on statewide Interconnect Channel 13. O'Neill's father, Johnston resident Dave Kane, said in an email message that the documentary is set to air on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., one hour after the Ninth Annual Memorial at the site of the fire in West Warwick. Kane described the film as "the story of a beautiful life cut short, with the saga of a community in mourning and a family finding its way out of the darkness." The 2003 blaze at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick began when pyrotechnics during a performance of the band Great White at the club set fire to sound proofing foam inside the building, according to a National Institute of …