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It Is on the Calendar: Thanksgivukkah Brings Together Two Holidays for One Night Only

November 26, 2013
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It Is on the Calendar: Thanksgivukkah Brings Together Two Holidays for One Night Only

Roasted Turkey, Challah bread, Latkes (potato pancakes) with a side of cranberry-applesauce don’t often converge on the fourth Thursday in November, but Hanukkah and Thanksgiving don’t often coincide either – and, in fact, after this Thursday, they won’t coincide again for 79,043 years. So, basically, it’s a one-time shot and many Jewish residents are...

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MGC Considers Letting Revere-only Casino Application Continue

November 26, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) kept alive the Revere-only casino proposal by Suffolk Downs at a meeting last Thursday  – but they didn’t do that until after Mayor Dan Rizzo and Suffolk Downs officials gave brilliant narratives. MGC Chair Steve Crosby concluded the meeting with a deep sigh, noting it was a tough decision....

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Our Own Nessy

November 20, 2013
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Our Own Nessy

Its eyes pierce through the night from deep out in the darkness of Mill Creek. Its form can be seen out of the corner of one’s eye while driving down the Parkway or cruising the tracks on the Commuter Rail. Its serpentine movements have been enough to distract even the most focused power walker...

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Going to the MGC: to Outline Steps for Revere Project at Suffolk Downs

November 20, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will call Suffolk Downs before its board on Thursday during a regularly scheduled meeting to explain how the track intends to proceed with a Revere-only casino project at its property that straddles the Eastie/Revere line. MGC officials announced on Tuesday that there are enough questions about the Revere-only project...

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Casino in Revere Being Considered

November 13, 2013
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In the wake of a ‘no’ casino vote in East Boston last Tuesday – Suffolk Downs and the City of Revere are preparing to make an 11th hour pitch to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) for a scaled-down casino development located at the barn area entirely in Revere. The plan by Suffolk brings up...

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Broadway Revamp Gets $1.5M from State

November 13, 2013
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The downtown Broadway Business District got a shot in the arm Tuesday morning in the form of a $1.5 million state grant. Mayor Dan Rizzo and state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki announced that the City had won a MassWorks grant for infrastructure improvement. Bialecki and Rizzo said the award would go...

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Correggio, Zambuto Led Spending for At-large Race

November 13, 2013
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City Councillors John Correggio and Tony Zambuto far outspent and far outraised every other councillor in the at-large Council race this year, but with far different results. While Correggio led the field in spending and raised more money than everyone else, he failed to get a seat. Meanwhile, Zambuto was second in both categories,...

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Escapee Found on Noble St.

November 13, 2013
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An Alabama man who had escaped prison in September while serving a 50-year sentence was taken in after a standoff at a home on Noble Street Tuesday. The man had been in Revere for approximately one week after having been on the run through several states. He was staying at the home of his...

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Revere Says Yes – but East Boston Says No to Suffolk

November 6, 2013
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The overall casino plan is in turmoil after Tuesday’s election, despite the best effort of a Revere electorate that voted for a casino 59 percent to 38 percent. East Boston, however, spoiled the jackpot – shooting down the casino plan at Suffolk Downs by a vote 62 percent to 38 percent. Nevertheless, a clear...

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MCAS Scores Show Students in for the Long Haul Find Success

November 6, 2013
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As Revere Public Schools officials dig into the details of their MCAS scores this fall, one thing has jumped out at them – kids who have stayed in the system compete with the best students in the state. But they don’t start out that way. “The story here is these communities like Revere have...

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Medical Marijuana Store Proposed for Revere

November 6, 2013
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A Revere hotel operator and a team of associates – including former Worcester County Sheriff Guy Glodis – has applied to operate a medical marijuana center on Railroad Avenue in Revere. Boston Wellness Association of Lynnfield – run by Rodeway Inn owner Matthew Philbin – will come before the City Council for public hearing...

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Brady to Cookson: It’s a Touchdown

October 30, 2013
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Brady to Cookson: It’s a Touchdown

Over the past 19 months, 10-year-old Ricky Cookson has had to deal with the kinds of things no kid should have to deal with – getting treatments, listening to doctors talk about his illness and keep upbeat while having to stay away from school and friends. But last Saturday afternoon, he was a kid...

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Suffolk Owners Blindsided by Caesars

October 30, 2013
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As Suffolk Downs official Charles Baker III sat in a meeting with the Mass Gaming Commission (MGC) on Oct. 2, the news about Caesars’s troubles fell on him and the whole Suffolk ownership like a pallet of bricks from out of the blue sky – at least according to Suffolk’s witnesses at an MGC...

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Bridge Termed ‘successful result’

October 25, 2013
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Bridge Termed ‘successful result’

Bridge designer Miguel Rosales has increasingly seen his thumb print all over Boston, and last Thursday he visited Revere Beach to check out his latest finished product – the Wonderland Pedestrian Bridge. His reaction; thumb’s up. “I think it is a very successful result,” he said. “It looks very modern and slender as I...

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Revere School Officials Host Chinese Principals

October 25, 2013
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Revere School Officials Host Chinese Principals

Some 30 education directors from private schools in China converged on Revere High School (RHS) last Thursday morning for a personal tour and general discussion about how to keep on the cutting edge of urban education. The educators – who also toured Boston Latin School, BC High School and Boston Renaissance Charter School –...

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Caesars Leaves Casino Project after Gaming Comm. Report

October 25, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) came to bury Caesars last Friday afternoon, not to praise them. The entire casino effort at Suffolk Downs this week is in flux as the track searches for another gaming operator, Caesars Entertainment has limped out of town, rejected by MGC, and a vote on the overall casino plan...

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A Grand Parade

October 16, 2013
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A Grand Parade

If there was one thing that was evident within the huge crowds lining the Columbus Day Parade route on Broadway Monday afternoon, it was that they had missed the parade in its five year absence. As Batman strode by and tanks rumbled past, spectators unanimously agreed that they were happy Mayor Dan Rizzo and...

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Battling Signs: Lightbody Arrested in Incident on Broadway

October 16, 2013
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The fight for and against a casino in Revere has literally turned into a fight – with a dust up on Broadway resulting in a situation with multiple versions of the same story and the leader of the anti-casino effort – Charlie Lightbody – being arrested for punching a man. The incident follows a...

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Meeting Will Focus on Regional Approach to Fighting Opiate Abuse and Overdose

October 16, 2013
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A new multi-city, regional effort to combat the spread of heroin use and heroin overdoses will take place tonight, Oct. 16, at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School and will bring together voices from several communities decimated by the powerful drug – including Revere, Chelsea, Saugus and Winthrop. A renewed, three-year state grant from...

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Lighthouse Ready to Start Construction

October 16, 2013
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The Lighthouse Nursing Home is preparing to break ground next week on a $5 million renovation project that will increase the numbers of single rooms and bring in a 2,700 sq. ft. rehabilitation gym. The state Department of Public Health recently gave approval to the home, which also gave it the green light to...

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