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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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Columbus Day Breakfast on October 11

September 22, 2014
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The Columbus Day Planning Committee, made up of City Officials, members of the Revere Chamber of Commerce, as well as several other community stakeholders, has been meeting frequently since last year’s successful Columbus Day Parade and Breakfast. They are happy to announce that this year’s fundraising breakfast will be held at the Revere High...
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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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Herald Backs Mohegan, Globe Endorses Wynn Project

September 11, 2014
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Herald Backs Mohegan, Globe Endorses Wynn Project

Just a few weeks after the Boston Herald endorsed the Mohegan Sun project, the Boston Globe surprised everyone with a comprehensive endorsement of the Wynn casino project in its edition on Sunday, Sept. 9. “…a rival plan in Everett looks much more in keeping with the law’s intent,” read the editorial. “If commissioners are...
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EBNHC To Hold Workshop On September 17

September 11, 2014
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Medical Center are pleased to present “Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Get Older,”  a free workshop for all community members.  The session will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from noon to 1:15pm on the 4th floor of the Health Center’s 20 Maverick Square Building. ...
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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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Pines Yacht Club Celebrates 100th Anniversary

September 3, 2014
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Pines Yacht Club Celebrates 100th Anniversary

As hotels, salt baths and plush resorts in the Point of Pines gave way to new homes for new Revere residents some 100 years ago, those new residents needed a place to meet and congregate. After all, the Pines in 1914 was rather far removed from the rest of Revere, and vast marshes stood...
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September 9 Primary Primer

September 3, 2014
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With all of the candidates running for so many offices in the upcoming Primary Election next Tuesday, Sept. 9, things have gotten more than a little confusing for voters – especially on the Democratic side. Below is a listing of the races and those running. Democrat: •U.S. Senator (unopposed) Ed Markey, Malden •Governor Don...
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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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First Day of School

August 27, 2014
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First Day of School

Noelis Aponte, left, and Alyssa Horn – both new fifth graders – hope for the perfect classroom assignment during at the Garfield Elementary School on Monday morning, Aug. 25 – the district’s first day of school. Also, parent Seth Novoselsky gets a good-bye hug from his daughter Charleigh Novoselsky, 2nd grade, before she goes...
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Revere Softball Champions

August 27, 2014
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Revere Softball Champions

The 2014 Patriettes softball team won the Revere Youth Baseball and Softball League championship. Coaches and players are pictured above after winning the team’s second title in three years.  Shown front row, from left, are Jessica MacPhail, Natalia MacPhail, and Ellie Shapleigh. Second row, from left, are Makayla McGrath, Madison Theriault, Angelia Pepe, Chloe O’Neil,...
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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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