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Mohegan Sun Scale Model

January 30, 2014
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Mohegan Sun Scale Model

The full-scale three-dimensional model of the Mohegan Sun casino at Suffolk Downs is now on display at City Hall. The model shows a rendering of both hotels and the retail areas, built to scale with the surrounding neighborhood and T Station. It also has a rough view of the green areas and landscaping on...

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Dogged Efforts by Revere Police Lead to Alleged ‘Kidnap Scammers’

January 30, 2014
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The frantic calls would come into residents at any time of the day. The mostly-Spanish speaking victims would hurriedly be told that a family member had been in a car accident with a violent criminal; that the violent criminal was upset and had a gun to the relative’s head and would kill them if...

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Mohegan Sun Launches Jobs and Business Series for Revere and the Region

January 30, 2014
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Mohegan Sun announced the launch of a new Jobs and Business series for Revere and other regional communities that will provide local residents and businesses with detailed information on potential career and vendor opportunities in the resort gaming industry. During the Jobs Forum, which takes place in the Topsider Room at Suffolk Downs on...

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Gov. Chooses Revere to Announce Task Force on Safety and Security

January 22, 2014
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Gov. Chooses Revere to Announce Task Force on Safety and Security

The Whelan School Library served as the backdrop for Gov. Deval Patrick to sign an Executive Order last Thursday morning calling for a state task force on school safety and security. The task force would be made up of numerous state cabinet members – from public safety to human services – and would report...

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The Ultimate Stop for Proms: Siegel, Merlino Open New Dress Store in Peabody

January 22, 2014
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The Ultimate Stop for Proms: Siegel, Merlino Open New Dress Store in Peabody

It is always prom season at The Ultimate and even more so now that sisters and business partners Heather Siegel and Fawn Merlino have opened their brand new dress store on Route 1 South in Peabody. Months ahead of the first prom of the season, high school girls, many accompanied by their parents, have...

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Gun Violence Report to Urge Disclosure on Mental Health Records

January 22, 2014
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A statewide report on gun ownership and gun violence will be in the hands of House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop) as soon as this week and will likely contain recommendations to increase the disclosure of state mental health records for those pursuing a legal firearm permit. Any such recommendation, and subsequent legislative action, would...

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Powers, Rotondo out; Nowicki Backs Vincent: State Representative Race Primary Is March 4

January 22, 2014
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Two more candidates have dropped out of the state representative race this week, and a former candidate has endorsed candidate RoseLee Vincent. Paul Nowicki, a long-time community activist and former President of the Chelsea City Council, announced late last week he would endorse Revere’s RoseLee Vincent for state representative in the 16th Suffolk District...

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Uncertainty for RHS Ice Hockey Season

January 22, 2014
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The Revere High School (RHS) hockey team – which was likely bound for the state tournament in only the second year for Head Coach Joe Ciccarello – is on the verge of having to forfeit all of its eight wins due to a paperwork snafu for one of the team’s best players – who...

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Hill School Groundbreaking to Be in February

January 22, 2014
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The groundbreaking for the new Hill School will likely come in the second week of February, according to City officials. Superintendent Paul Dakin said the schools are ramping up for the groundbreaking and the upcoming construction project – something that hasn’t been done since the Paul Revere School was under construction in 2009. “Running...

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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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