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Patrick and Rep. DeLeo are on common ground as election nears

October 14, 2010
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Patrick and Rep. DeLeo are on common ground as election nears

Since the failure of the expanded gaming bill went down about two months ago, many people in and out of politics claimed that the governor and the speaker were at odds – in fact that there was a terribly personal rift between the two. It certainly looked that way with the speaker drawing a...

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FBI Investigation

August 27, 2010
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The FBI apparently continues to probe in various places at city hall and throughout the city. This probe, which began last year, but which has recently intensified with visits to city hall, and with records being taken and scrutinized, is leading, some say, to possible arrests in the not too distant future. The likeliness...

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FBI at city hall

August 11, 2010
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The FBI has been combing through records at city hall for the past two days. The appearance of the FBI has set off a wave of interest among city hall employees and certainly among residents throughout the city. It is believed the FBI has been searching for records relating to building permits and permits...

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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

July 8, 2010
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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

If the legislature finishes the expanded gambling bill and sends it on to the governor for his signature – and if the governor signs it – Suffolk Downs is ready to jump into the future with a resort style gaming and entertainment complex. Suffolk Downs’ ownership is prepared to begin immediately with dramatic renovations...

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Abrams resigning

June 10, 2010
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Councillor Corey Abrams has apparently decided to resign from the city council because of an undiagnosed medical condition that has been affecting him. Abrams is undergoing hospital tests this week and made his decision to resign after consulting with members of his family. Abrams was recently sworn in to replace the late Councillor Jim...

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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

May 19, 2010
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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

The opening of Suffolk Downs for another racing season Saturday may have marked the last time racing only is the main venue at the venerable track. With the state’s expanded gaming legislation moving ahead quickly in the House, where a bill was already approved and reported out favorably and in the Senate, where that...

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Abrams wins

May 12, 2010
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Corey Abrams victory over Richie Penta proves two things – hard work counted for everything in this race and Abrams wanted the seat more than Penta. Second, it proved that Penta’s career as a Ward councillor is finished for now. But watch out, he may be back if there are changes on the city...

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Election tomorrow

May 10, 2010
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It is down to the wire in Ward 1. The finish line is less than 36 hours away. Does Richie Penta pull it off? Or Does Corey Abrams score his first political victory? What difference does Kenny Orne make? Does Peter Martino, supporting Penta have it right? Penta cannot lose. Or has Abrams already...

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Harrowing crash on Broadway

May 8, 2010
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At about 6:45 p.m. Monday evening, I was driving south on Broadway and was about to turn right onto Park Avenue when a Ford Ranger sped by me. The driver in the Ranger held his arm high, pointing it toward the sky out the window. He was making the peace sign with his fingers...

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Ward 1 Forum

May 6, 2010
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The Ward 1 Forum held at the Beachmont VFW last week drew a decent crowd but not many minds were changed. According to those who attended, most have already made up their minds in this race which ends with the special election May 11.

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Corey Abrams vilified in anti-semitic attack

April 19, 2010
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The anti-semetic attack against Corey Abrams is being investigated by the AG and others. The site has been removed from the Internet. Abrams has sluffed it off but the attack itself was a serious civil rights violation that no one running for public office should be forced to suffer.

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DiDomenico victor over Flaherty in special senate election

April 13, 2010
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Everett’s Sal DiDomenico has beaten Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty in a tight race where the difference between the two when all was counted was believed to be 1%. DiDomenico declared victory at 9:21 p.m. in front of hundreds of cheering friends, relatives and supporters at the Silver Fox on Route 16 in Everett. DiDomenico...

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A windfall on Ocean Avenue – Project receives a $20 million boost

February 25, 2010
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A windfall on Ocean Avenue – Project receives a $20 million boost

Governor Deval Patrick dropped another $20 million on the table for the Ocean Avenue development last week. The public announcement was made on the stairs on the ocean side of Wonderland Station by the governor. He was accompanied by Congressman Edward Markey, Mayor Thomas Ambrosino State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Revere City Councillors Anthony...

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Governor makes political statement at Wonderland

February 25, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick asked State Senator Anthony Petruccelli to say a few words last week at Wonderland. “You know, governor,” Petruccelli said. “The help you’ve given Revere during the past three years surpasses all the help given to Revere in the past 16,” a decided swipe at the Republicans who preceded Patrick. Governor Patrick...

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Ward 1 Councillor dies a after long and private battle with Mylo-Fibrosis

February 17, 2010
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Ward 1 Councillor dies a after long and private battle with Mylo-Fibrosis

In 2008 Ward 1 Councillor James Kimmerle learned he was sick with Mylo-Fibrosis, a serious blood disorder. He began treatment at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, enrolling in a once a month medical program that was supposed to have led to a bone marrow transplant and a new lease on life. The treatments failed...

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Ocean Club auction unlikely to happen

January 27, 2010
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Auctioneer supreme Paul Saperstein is scheduled to appear in front of the land where the Ocean Club was going to rise for the purpose of auctioning the land Wednesday morning, according to legal notices filed in Suffolk County. Steve Fustolo, the lead developer of the Ocean Club – intended to be a multi-condo, high...

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Haas has edge in maneuvering for Council presidency

November 11, 2009
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The city council presidency for the coming term beginning with the New Year is attracting major attention with the prospect that Mayor Thomas Ambrosino may be leaving before his term expires. The rumors about the mayor leaving are abundant, however the mayor himself has said repeatedly he has nowhere to go presently. Insiders insist...

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City Council expense funds cut?

February 9, 2009
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There is apparently a move underway for the city council to cut the amount of money they each receive for expenses – and maybe by as much as $200 a month. The councillors are getting into the spirit of the times and want to do the right thing to show the voters and residents...

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City Clerk’s position

February 9, 2009
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Since City Clerk John Henry announced he will be retiring soon, there has been a great deal of speculation about who will be replacing him when he finally leaves. As of today, no one appears to have the votes necessary to win the position, although Attorney Larry Simeone seems to come the closest. Betting...

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Eye-opening plans

January 21, 2009
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Mayor Ambrosino is apparently planning a number of cost cutting and cost saving moves that may include closing city hall on Fridays and holding city council meetings – in fact – all meetings during the day so city hall doesn’t have to be kept open at night. These potential moves are bound to be...

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