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Forward Momentum: Rizzo Honors Several Residents in Annual State of City Address

January 15, 2014
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Forward Momentum: Rizzo Honors Several Residents in Annual State of City Address

Mayor Dan Rizzo recalled several noteworthy events from 2013, made an extensive pitch for the casino project at Suffolk Downs and honored several residents for achievements during a 40-minute State of the City speech in front of the City Council Monday night. In a speech that was less about policy and more about highlighting...

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RoseLee Vincent Officially Announces for State Rep.

January 15, 2014
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RoseLee Vincent Officially Announces for State Rep.

RoseLee Vincent has officially announced she is a candidate for the 16th Suffolk District seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.  Vincent, a lifelong Revere resident, has 25 years of experience working at the Statehouse as Chief of Staff to departing State Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein and before that her late father State Representative William...

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Going Underground In Callahan Tunnel Project

January 15, 2014
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Going Underground In Callahan Tunnel Project

With the Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project run­ning a bit ahead of schedule, we were given the opportu­nity to walk the tunnel on Wednesday as construction work took place. The sched­uled re-opening date remains March 12th, but MassDOT executives appeared optimis­tic that incentives for con­tractor McCourt could mean an earlier opening to traffic. Work started...

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Race Heats up for Rep. Seat

January 15, 2014
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The crowded field of potential candidates that emerged last week in the race for Kathi-Anne Reinstein’s state representative seat has thinned out considerably in just a week’s time. Those who have ponied up and are continuing on are, from Revere, RoseLee Vincent, Linda Rosa and George Rotondo. From Chelsea, political newcomer and attorney Josh...

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Mohegan Sun Officials Tell Council of Unique Elements in Resort Plan

January 15, 2014
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Mohegan Sun officials appeared at the City Council on Monday night and painted a dazzling picture of rooftop gardens, solar power, electrical generation plants and food scraps from the resort that would be turned into natural gas via a company in Waltham. The visit to the Council was just one of many visits around...

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Councillors Vote to Restore Funding Levels

January 15, 2014
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One of the first actions of new Council President Tony Zambuto would likely increase the Council’s expense account by $120 per month. Zambuto introduced his motion on Monday night as the last piece of business at the meeting calling for the City Clerk’s Office Supply account to be restored to 2009 budgetary levels. He...

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Mohegan Featured on CBS’s ‘undercover Boss’

January 8, 2014
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Mohegan Featured on CBS’s ‘undercover Boss’

Over the past year, casino operators from Vegas to Connecticut have been trying to give residents of Massachusetts a behind-the-scenes look at employee experiences in their respective companies. This Friday, Jan. 10, one need to look no further than the family television to get a glimpse of the real life of a Mohegan Sun...

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New England Weather

January 8, 2014
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New England Weather

While late last week and the weekend brought loads of snow of frigid temperatures, Monday brought unseasonably warm temperatures for about a day. In fact, the warm up was so extreme that dense fog rolled in over nearly the entire city – especially here on Revere Beach where a man seemingly heads into the...

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Decisions, Decisions MGC Begins to Review Huge Phase 2 Applications from Mohegan, Wynn

January 8, 2014
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After spending nearly $12 million to do extensive background checks on resort casino applicants, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has switched gears this week for the final stretch in the Greater Boston casino licensing process after accepting Phase 2 applications on Dec. 31 from both Wynn Resorts and Mohegan Sun. The MGC also received...

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Abandoned Dog Problem Continues in Revere

January 8, 2014
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As one abandoned dog story came to a happy ending during the Christmas holiday, seven more sad stories emerged for the folks at Ocean View Kennels – who hold a contract with the City to care for abandoned pooches found within the city. Over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, Lisa Cutting of Ocean...

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Reinstein To Resign House Seat

January 8, 2014
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State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein officially resigned suddenly from her state representative seat on Thursday morning – a somewhat surprising turn of events that has her taking a job with Jamaica Plain’s Boston Beer Company, brewers of the Sam Adams beers. She will resign the seat as of Jan. 17, and will assume the position...

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Candidates Lining up For House Seat

January 8, 2014
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The news of an open state representative seat late last week quickly turned into a who’s in and who’s out discussion – as many local pols in Revere and Chelsea continue to weigh their options in regards to making a Beacon Hill run. The news of Kathi-Anne Reinstein’s departure didn’t completely shock anyone, but...

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Reinstein Resigns Seat Abruptly, Many Local Pols Weighing Options

January 2, 2014
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State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein officially resigned from her state representative seat on Thursday morning – a somewhat surprising turn of events that has her taking a job with Jamaica Plain’s Boston Beer Company, brewers of the Sam Adams beers. She will resign the seat as of Jan. 17, and will assume the position of...

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Revere’s Woman and Man of the Year: Eileen Merullo Turns Thoughts into Action for a Better Community

December 31, 2013
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Revere’s Woman and Man of the Year: Eileen Merullo Turns Thoughts into Action for a Better Community

There are a lot of people who have ideas about making the community better. Few of those people actually put action behind those ideas. Even fewer of them find a successful ending to such a thing in less than a year’s time. One of those rare figures, however, is Revere’s Eileen Merullo – who...

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City Council Backs HCA Agreement

December 31, 2013
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Revere City Councillors gave a unanimous vote of confidence to the new host community agreement (HCA) with Mohegan Sun on Friday morning and set a new referendum vote for Feb. 25. “We are absolutely thrilled with this agreement,” said City Council President Ira Novoselsky. “Even some of the councillors who were hesitant or critical...

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Early Cheer for Revere: Revere Officials Sign Historic Casino Agreement

December 24, 2013
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Early Cheer for Revere: Revere Officials Sign Historic Casino Agreement

Revere will get between $25 million and $30 million per year in guaranteed annual payments during the first four years of the potential Mohegan Sun casino at Suffolk Downs, according to the new Host Community Agreement for the Revere-only venture that was unveiled late Monday afternoon. “Mohegan Sun is going to create a wonderful...

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MGC Grants Waiver to Mohegan Sun, Suffolk for Late Vote

December 24, 2013
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Get ready for another trip to the ballot box. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) officially granted a waiver to Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun to hold a second referendum ballot question in Revere concerning the duo’s new Revere-only casino. With little discussion, the Commission voted unanimously to grant the waiver. “I kind of hate...

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Pop Warner Cheer Squads Win National Titles

December 24, 2013
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An amazing journey that began in Revere in early August ended in a magical place called Disney World in early December when three Revere Junior Patriots Pop Warner cheerleading squads captured titles at the National Pop Warner Cheer Championships. The Revere A squad, led by coach Meredith Stavrinos, the B squad, led by coach...

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License Comm. Resolves Several Notable Incidents

December 24, 2013
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The Revere License Commission held several hearings on Thursday and resolved a number of notable incidents that transpired this past fall. Commissioner Linda Guinasso was absent due to family obligations. First up was Wonderland Entertainment (Club Lido) who had a major crowding situation on Thanksgiving that required a large police response and an arrest...

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Stormy, Stormy Night

December 20, 2013
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Stormy, Stormy Night

Broadway, Revere was the scene of a winter wonderland Tuesday night as another storm hit the Northeast.

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