- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - An initiative to rename a park in downtown Portland after a former city manager famous for overseeing Urban Renewal projects during the 1960s and 1970s is moving forward.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/28JQWe8 ) the city council will consider changing the name of Lobsterman Park to the “John E. Menario Plaza” on Monday. Portland’s Park Commission already voted 5-1 for the proposal.

Officials say a statue of a Maine lobsterman would remain at the corner of Temple and Middle streets despite the possible name change.

Current city manager Jon Jennings says renaming the park would be a good way of recognizing Menario’s impact on the city. Menario served as city manager from 1967 to 1976.

If approved, the park would become Portland’s fourth tribute to a former city manager.



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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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