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Vandals strike donated chess board, Rail Trail



James Medeiros’ heart for Fall River and chess is always in the right place. He has been on a quest to bring chess to the community. You may have noticed the chess tables across the city such as Heritage State Park, SSTAR, and the Benny Costa Plaza. He has donated 7 tables currently and well over 50 chess sets.

Vandalism to one of his donated chess boards has given him second thoughts.

He is now left to repair the damaged table near Holy Rosary church.

“Everything is up in the air now. I am trying to get sponsors to endorse my tables.”

New graffiti has also been spotted in areas of the Quequechan Rail Trail. Images too graphic for us to show you.

There are currently no suspects at this time.

Fall River is far from  the only community with vandalism/tagging issues. Some communities have a much more widespread issue with graffiti. The question is, what do we do or what can we do to stop it. More cameras? Stiffer penalties?

Let us know in the comments.

If you have any information, contact Fall River police at (508) 676-8511 or the anonymous tips line at 508-672-TIPS.

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  1. Alejandro Ramirez

    October 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Yes, that is my real name and I do share it with the famous chess grandmaster. What a disgust! I just taught my three children how to play chess and wanted to take a trip to one of the sites! So much for that. My oldest (12) and I just had a conversation yesterday about how no one in his school seems to know how to play chess. I told him: “Well, either the parents don’t know how to play, don’t have time to play, don’t care to play, or don’t get off their devices long enough to spend some quality time with their children.”

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