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Suffolk Downs Overlay District Approved by City Council

March 23, 2018
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The City Council has approved the Suffolk Downs Overlay District proposed by HYM Investments, owners and developers of the 161-acre site that is shared with East Boston. The overlay district covers the 52-acres on the old site on Winthrop Ave. of the racing track facility and sets the stage for the rest of the...
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Medical Marijuana Tax for Revere Approved

March 23, 2018
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Monday night the council voted to accept a state law that would allow the city to impose a 3 percent tax on any marijuana purchased at a marijuana facility. The council has already voted against recreational marijuana shops, but a medical marijuana facility, through a company called Alternative Therapies, has been approved for Railroad...
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Tenants File Suit in Court over Housing Conditions

March 23, 2018
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Since Feb. 23 tenants in three high-rise buildings known as the Water’s Edge at 364, 370 and 388 Ocean Ave. have been without a functioning elevator, and the issue has gone to Housing Court. A special office by the management company of the buildings has been set up at 370 Ocean Ave. to help...
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NECCO Employees May Face Layoffs

March 23, 2018
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If NECCO doesn’t find a buyer, then upwards of 400 employees could face layoffs. There are roughly 40 employees of these who reside in Revere. Last week NECCO’s CEO Mark McGee notified Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo that without a buyer by May 6 for the 171-year-old confectionary company, he would have to layoff employees....
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Summer 2018 with Revere Parks and Recreation

March 23, 2018
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To our fellow residents, the summer of 2018 marks yet another exciting season with the City of Revere’s Parks and Recreation Department; even after what turned out to be a tremendous 2017, this could be our best summer yet. Our programming lineup includes popular favorites such as our Thursday night movie series on Revere...
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Revere Students Earn Academic Honors

March 23, 2018
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LOCAL STUDENTS RECEIVE HONORS AT MALDEN CATHOLIC The following students received  academic  honors at Malden Catholic High School. Chen, Feifan, First Honors Dai, Zhenghao, Headmaster’s List Giannino, Anthony, Second Honors Holmes, Kyle, Headmaster’s List Jiang, Erzhan, Headmaster’s List Mitala, Vincent, First Honors O’Donnell, Maguire, Second Honors Rios, Cristia, Headmaster’s List Sekenski, Michael, First Honors...
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Scouts Pancake Breakfast

March 16, 2018
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Scouts Pancake Breakfast

The Revere Cub Scout Pack 15 and Boy Scout Troop 15 hosted its fourth annual Pancake Breakfast on March 11 at the VFW. Pictured above, Joshua Chamness, Dante Faiella, and Nathaniel Kerins collecting donations for Savers FUNDrive at the breakfast.
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Gov Baker Visits Shirley Avenue to Deliver $2M Grant

March 16, 2018
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Gov Baker Visits Shirley Avenue to Deliver $2M Grant

Gov. Charlie Baker came to the Bagel Bin last Thursday afternoon to present a $2 million MassWorks grant to city officials for upgrades to Shirley Avenue area. The award will enable substantial improvements to street surfaces and sidewalks within Revere’s Coastal Developmental Transformative Development District. This will benefit nearby businesses, construction of new private...
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Updates for Suffolk Downs Project:Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Issues Environmental Waiver for Phase 1 Project

March 16, 2018
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In an effort to make a portion of the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site ‘Amazon Ready’ HYM Investment Group, LLC requested an environmental waiver from the state, which would allow the Phase 1 project to proceed prior to completion of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the entire project. Last week State Secretary of Energy...
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Councillors to Take Up Suffolk Downs SDOD

March 16, 2018
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The City Council will take up a zoning request from the developers of Suffolk Downs at its meeting this coming Monday night. The council’s Zoning Subcommittee met this past Monday with HYM Investments head Tom O’Brien to review his request for an overlay district, also known as an SDOD, at Suffolk Downs. The zoning...
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Principal Moccia Reflects on A-Typical 30-Year Career

March 16, 2018
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Hill School Principal Ed Moccia has had a storied career in the Revere Public Schools, but it hasn’t exactly been by the book. The popular Hill School principal, formerly the McKinley School principal, has led the school from a place where its facilities were failing, and its test scores needed improvement, to a brand...
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News Briefs

March 16, 2018
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2018 CENSUS IS UNDERWAY In accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 51, Section 4, the 2018 Annual City Census was mailed in January to every household in the City of Revere.  Upon receipt of the form residents are asked to review it for accuracy and make changes as needed.  Sign and date the form...
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Have You Had Enough Yet?

March 16, 2018
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For the second time in less than two weeks Revere was hit with a nor’easter, closing schools and City Hall. Last Wednesday the battle was against rising tides and flooding. Yesterday over a foot of snow was left to contend with. Mayor Brian Arrigo said the city has 60 pieces of equipment for snow...
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March Madness, MGC Report Address Future of Sports Betting – Perhaps at Casinos like Wynn Boston Harbor

March 16, 2018
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Starting this week, and going through the rest of the month, the country will largely be enraptured in NCAA college basketball “March Madness,” and no other time during the year is betting on sports more active. Yet, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA), almost 97 percent of the estimated $10 billion wagered on...
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Revolutionary Clinics Hosts Special Art Display at Store

March 16, 2018
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He has drawn and sketched since he was a child, but Michael Kerwin’s artistic talents became an emotional outlet for him as he underwent brain surgery in an attempt to stop the daily seizures he suffered. In his recovery from having a tumor removed, he created some stunning images. He credits medical marijuana for...
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Makes a Very Big Splash on the Beach

March 16, 2018
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On March 11, more than 150 brave beach lovers plunged into Boston Harbor at BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston as part of the 7th annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, including Revere’s top fundraiser Carol Haney. Haney raised $1,185 for Revere Beach. This year, the “pledge and plunge”...
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Dr Seuss Day with Gov Baker

March 10, 2018
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Dr Seuss Day with Gov Baker

Gov. Charlie Baker dropped by the Whelan School on Friday, March 2, to help celebrate Read Across America Day with the students – a day that is also Dr. Seuss’s birthday. While at the school, he read ‘The Lorax’ to second grade students in Christina Zabilski’s class. Also joining him were Mayor Brian Arrigo...
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The Lion Roared in Revere

March 10, 2018
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The month of March certainly came in like a lion, and let’s hope it goes out like a lamb. Eastern coastal communities, including Revere, were battered with a nor’easter that blew in last Friday and stayed much of the weekend. Unlike the January “Bomb Cyclone” this storm, tagged Winter Storm Riley, flooded already hard...
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Suffolk Downs Developer Visits Chamber of Commerce

March 10, 2018
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Tom O’Brien, head of HYM Investments and owners of the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site, spoke in Revere once again last Thursday afternoon at the invitation of the Revere Chamber of Commerce. O’Brien has made several visits to Revere, appearing in front of the City Council and other community groups. O’Brien anticipates that on the...
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Revere High Students to Stage Walkout on March 14 in Memory of Florida School Shooting Victims

March 10, 2018
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With the blessing of the school administration, Revere High students have planned a walkout for March 14 to honor the 17 students killed in the Florida school shooting, and to highlight the students’ desire to see nationwide reform of gun access laws. The walkout is part of a larger nationwide effort, but not all...
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