June 2, day of the cruise ships. A point of no return

It’s worked out ok twice – last Sunday June 2 and July 25 1989, after the Pink Floyd concert on Redentore – let’s not wait for the third time. But nothing can change without reckoning with the economic and environmental costs of the “tourism only” model of development. By Mario Santi 6 June 2019 Two … More June 2, day of the cruise ships. A point of no return

Venice will lose the Bartolomea Capitanio kindergarten. Another model institution closes.

31 May 2019 Another school in Venice is closing. Another symbol of those who measure the city by its residents and its children is lost. Another memory of our childhood will be erased. Another building will be converted to “other activities”. The Bartolomea Capitanio kindergarten, active for over 100 years, will not reopen its doors … More Venice will lose the Bartolomea Capitanio kindergarten. Another model institution closes.

UNESCO extends deadline again – until Feb. 2020

Venice still at risk of placement on “endangered list”. An extension is granted until 1 February 2020, but the State and City must provide “concrete” responses about the safeguarding of the lagoon. By Gloria Bertasi 25 May 2019 VENEZIA. They were supposed to decide in July, at the plenary session of the World Heritage Committee. … More UNESCO extends deadline again – until Feb. 2020

At Castello solidarity wins, and the eviction of a 94 year old is suspended

Gruppo 25 Aprile rallies round the elderly woman of calle dei Greci.  Gruppo Misto counselors look for an alternative solution. G25A spokesman Gasparinetti: “Humanity has prevailed” By Antonella Gasparini 14 May 2019 She’ll be able to celebrate her 94th birthday at home on this coming June 4th, the senior from Castello being “evicted from her … More At Castello solidarity wins, and the eviction of a 94 year old is suspended

The fight over sludge: open conflict over the future of the Lagoon of Venice

Ministry inspectors visit the Port Authority to seize documents regarding projects for new excavation. Boato: “We say no to sandbars made with polluted sediment” By Alberto Vitucci 29 Aprile 2019 VENEZIA. Inspectors from the Ministry of Environment have visited the Port Authority. They came several weeks ago, and took papers and documentation relative to the … More The fight over sludge: open conflict over the future of the Lagoon of Venice