Two Important Dates

October 2, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo will be holding two public meetings on the recently-signed Host Community Agreement about the siting of a casino at Suffolk Downs.  The meetings will take place on Saturday October 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Revere City Hall and on Saturday, October 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center at 25 Winthrop Ave.  We urge residents to attend one of these meetings.

To say that the vote for approval of the casino on November 5 will just be another election is a complete understatement.  Revere stands to gain too much for residents not to know all the facts and not to vote on the question.

At last week’s City Council meeting, Councillor after Councillor reiterated their support  of the Host Community Agreement.  Councillor Stephen Reardon said it best, “The downside for the City of Revere is too great if we do not vote for the Host Community Agreement.”

We agree and urge all residents to be informed about the pros and cons on this issue by attending one of these meetings.

Today, Revere is at the crossroads.   This vote on November 5 will be a watershed moment for Revere as great as was the decision to transform Revere Beach starting in the late 1970s.

  • http://elmercat.org/ Elmer

    Vote NO!!!

    Most of the City Council candidates are running unopposed, and the few challengers sound no different than the incumbents. As voters, we have little chance of making meaningful changes at City Hall this year, however we can send a strong message of discontent by handing them a resounding defeat of the casino referendum.

    It’s a horrible deal for Revere; vote NO!!!

  • billy tomisello

    Revere stands to gain so much? 44 acres of the property is in Revere and we stand to gain only $4million per year per the Boston Globe report. Vities all around us are turning 40+ acre sites into tremendous revenue generating facilities. Look at Chelsea and Somerville’s assembly row. Why should we give up this option for a lousy $4 million? It all goes to Boston. I’d prefer it go to Everett and not deal with the traffic.

  • http://elmercat.org/ Elmer

    Here’s a link to an article in ‘The Miami Herald’ about how casino gambling is working out for Florida:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/02/3665914/many-disappointed-with-new-gambling.html

    The grandiose projections by the casino promoters have not come true. Keep in mind that Florida is much more of a tourist destination than Massachusetts; here, the casinos will be even more devastating to our local businesses.

    Vote NO!!!

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