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Market Basket May Open Nov. 1

September 29, 2014
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The Northgate Market Basket could be opening its doors as soon as Nov. 1 if things go according to plan, Mayor Dan Rizzo said this week. The long-awaited store looks to be an anchor tenant of the mall and an economic engine for the area – increasing foot traffic to other businesses as well....

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Suffolk Downs to Close Down on Nov. 20

September 29, 2014
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For many at Suffolk Downs, a casino wasn’t near and dear to their hearts, but it was a means of preserving a way of life and a trade that was as much a part of them as the air they breathed. “Every weekend, every day after school and every summer was about being at...

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Moving Forward from Casino Loss

September 29, 2014
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City officials did their best to begin the healing process on Monday night after losing the casino battle, with Councillor Brian Arrigo suggesting the City start a Master Planning process and Mayor Dan Rizzo unveiling plans for another Economic Development Summit in November. The Monday Council meeting featured councillors, Mayor Rizzo, Economic Development Chief...

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Clause Prevents Revere from SCA Status with Everett

September 29, 2014
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Revere is likely to never see any official fruits of the casino project in Everett, with no Surrounding Community status or agreement due to a clause in the City’s Host Community Agreement (HCA) that waived its status on the Everett project. The same term was included in the Boston agreement, and now both municipalities...

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MGC gives casino license to Wynn: Mohegan Sun’s Bid Falls Short to Build Resort at Suffolk Downs

September 22, 2014
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MGC gives casino license to Wynn: Mohegan Sun’s Bid Falls Short to Build Resort at Suffolk Downs

It came down to risky versus safe, and in the end the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose the riskier bet in awarding the Greater Boston resort casino license to Wynn Resorts on Tuesday afternoon. The vote ended up 3-1 to give it to Wynn, mostly based on jobs numbers and economic development benefits. Those...

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Tall Parkway Building Slips Through Zoning Cracks

September 22, 2014
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There are some new constructions that raise the eyebrows of those in the neighborhood and then there is the new building on the Parkway nearly touching Lee Burbank Highway – a development that slipped through the zoning cracks and has raised quite a bit more than eyebrows for residents. The property, which is now...

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Rizzo Reacts to MGC Decision

September 22, 2014
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The disappointment was written all over Mayor Dan Rizzo’s face Tuesday afternoon once it became apparent that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) had swung to the competing project in Everett. But he didn’t stay down long. Jumping up to meet with reporters prior to the press conference for Wynn and Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria,...

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Will It Be Revere or Everett?

September 11, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) and major players from both the Everett and Revere casino bids packed into the South Boston Convention Center on Monday morning to begin what many have been waiting years to find out – who will get the Greater Boston casino license. Those who are wishing to get that question...

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Revere Beach Memorial Provides Closure and Support

September 11, 2014
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It was supposed to be just a routine drop off at the pharmacy, but it would end up being the last time Linda Grover saw her daughter, Erica, alive some three years ago – the tragic ending to more than a decade of struggling with opiate addiction. “I remember dropping her off to get...

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Guinasso Keeps Controversial Project At Bay

September 11, 2014
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There’s no better way to stall a building project than to cut the electricity. For years, Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso has been adamantly against the residential complex slated to be built next to the BJ’s Wholesale Club, but with special permit already in hand – there wasn’t much that could be done to...

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From Revere to Tewksbury: Angela Gibelli Goes the Distance to Welcome Back Artie T

September 3, 2014
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From Revere to Tewksbury: Angela Gibelli Goes the Distance to Welcome Back Artie T

Last Friday, Angela Gibelli of Conant Street woke up and decided to take a trip to Tewksbury. The life-long Market Basket shopper was so taken by the entire Market Basket fight, and the resolve of employees and ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, that she decided she had to go and see the popular chief...

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Kids Curtain Call Builds Confidence and Experience

September 3, 2014
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For Linda Wolowicz, it all started with the ‘Wizard of Oz.’ Her long-time career working with young children started as a simple drama presentation for a Girl Scout fund-raiser. Now, 38 years later, she is teaching the children of the first children she worked with in her long-time after school business, Kids Curtain Call...

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Council Rejects Funding for Study

August 27, 2014
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In a move of solidarity amongst a growing group of City Councillors concerned about the City’s books, councillors solidly shot down a request from Mayor Dan Rizzo for $50,000 to begin planning for the renovation of City Hall offices. After getting a fairly positive review in subcommittee, the matter was reported out to the...

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Neighbors Concerned Over Project

August 27, 2014
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Several neighbors showed up in opposition to a townhouse project on Lamson Street, but Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Patch said he hadn’t decided on the proposal – as City Hall officials have spoke highly in favor of it. Bob Corcoran of Boxford is proposing to buy the long-time construction yard on Lamson Street/Marble Street...

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School Bells Ring for McKinley Students; Rest of Revere Public Schools Open Mon.

August 25, 2014
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School Bells Ring for McKinley Students; Rest of Revere Public Schools Open Mon.

Sentimentality runs deep when it comes to the old, creaking floorboards and the eloquent brick façade of the old McKinley School. But that sentimentality doesn’t lead to tears when the reality sets in of the physical education teacher having an outdoor office and there is only one set of bathrooms (in the basement) and...

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All Students Report To School on Mon.

August 25, 2014
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Revere Schools will kick off the new academic year this coming Monday, Aug. 25, which is a few days earlier than normal. Superintendent Paul Dakin said that with the schools celebrating Holy Days for all three major religions (Christian, Jewish and Muslim), the schools decided to begin slightly earlier this year to get ahead...

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MCAS Looks Great for RPS

August 25, 2014
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Preliminary data from the state MCAS exams could turn out to put yet another bright spotlight on the Revere Public Schools this coming fall. According to data released at Tuesday’s School Committee meeting, district officials are hoping that they will be able to stake a claim on being a Level 2 District – a...

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Casino Ballot Question Is Getting Active

August 25, 2014
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Casino opponents and proponents began ramping up efforts late last week on campaigns to promote their causes for the statewide ballot question that, if successful, could essentially repeal the 2011 casino gaming law. It will be Question 3 on the November ballot. The news on the question started last week in Revere when casino...

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Slow Process Recovering from Tornado: With No State or Federal Monies, Revere Residents Establish Fund

August 8, 2014
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Slow Process Recovering from Tornado: With No State or Federal Monies, Revere Residents Establish Fund

Hundreds of people walk through the doors of Mayor Dan Rizzo’s office – especially over the last week – but none have pulled at his heartstrings as much as little Gina Brophy of Millis, MA. Just a few days after Mayor Rizzo, Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and former Middlesex DA Gerry Leone...

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Casino License Decision Is Set for Mid-Sept.

August 8, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has issued a meeting date of Sept. 12 to potentially award the Region A casino license to either Mohegan Sun or Wynn Resorts – a date that is, unbelievably, only one month away in what has been a year’s long process. The all-day meeting will take place on a...

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