While the Portland Street Playground did not receive the grant from Kaboom! the project is still moving forward.
Two articles about the area and the project have recently appeared in the Eagle Tribune:
“Playground makeover not halted by grant loss: Groups vow to improve inner-city area for children,” Eagle Tribune, Aug 22, 2013
“Police: ‘Brazen’ couple sold drugs near playground,” Eagle Tribune, Aug. 21, 2013
This project is currently seeking volunteers of all levels. If interested, please email email@example.com.