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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Police Briefs 09-17-2014

September 22, 2014
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ARMED BICYCLIST ROBS GAS STATION The Prime Gas station on American Legion Highway was robbed at knifepoint by a man on a bicycle last Sunday evening. Around 7:15 p.m., a white male wearing sunglasses arrived on a red or blue bicycle and forced his way into the attendant booth at the station. He brandished...

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Revere Still is On the Move

September 22, 2014
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The long-awaited decision from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has come and Everett is the big winner.  What seemed like an incredible long shot when Mayor Carlo DeMaria announced that Steve Wynn was looking at a site in Everett back in December 2012 for a hotel-casino now is just a small step from reality....

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House Passes Clark’s Infant and Toddler Provisions

September 22, 2014
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The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to reauthorize the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program including provisions Congresswoman Katherine Clark introduced earlier this year. Clark’s bill, the Infant and Toddler Care Improvement Act, enhances CCDBG by providing strategies and best practices for improving the quality of infant and toddler care. Research shows...

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Capital Funds Available for Nonprofit Child Care Providers

September 22, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has released the application and guidelines for nonprofit child care providers interested in submitting applications to the newly-established Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund Program.  The program will be administered through the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) in conjunction with...

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Sports 09-17-2014

September 22, 2014
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Patriots open gridiron season with exciting win over Medford The Revere High football team kicked off its 2014 season with an exciting 35-34 victory at Medford Friday night under the lights at Hormel Stadium. “It was a great football game and a great way to start the season,” said RHS head coach Lou Cicatelli of...

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Obituaries 09-17-2014

September 22, 2014
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Rita Tritto Boston Crossing Guard for more than 25 Years Rita T. (Fabiano) Tritto of East Boston passed away on Sunday, September 14. She was 81 years old. A Crossing Guard for the City of Boston for over 25 years, she was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Tritto, the loving mother of...

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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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Police Briefs 09-10-2014

September 11, 2014
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HOUSE CALL ROBBERY One young man tried to appease his robbers on Shirley Avenue last Tuesday, Sept. 2, by visiting his friends at home and asking them if they had any money he could give to the two robbers. The incident started around 11 p.m. when the young man was at the Shirley Avenue...

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Decision Time

September 11, 2014
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If the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is to be believed, the commission will vote this week whether to award the casino gaming license for the Greater Boston area either to Wynn Resorts in Everett or to Suffolk Downs in Revere. We have covered this story for more than eight years — reporting on the...

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Guest Opinion

September 11, 2014
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You may have seen Sunday’s Globe editorial advocating for a Wynn casino in Everett. This is a response to that story. By and large, the Globe Editorial Board has ignored its own reporting. Their editorial is filled with spin and misinformation easily disputed by Massachusetts’ groundbreaking Gaming Act and the gaming applications. Consider these...

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Little League Supporters

September 11, 2014
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Dear Editor: The Revere Little League was unable to conduct its annual telethon earlier this year due to the construction of Winthrop Avenue and the fixing of the water pipes there. The construction was in front of the Little League Field and so it was impossible to conduct things this year as we have...

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Obituaries 09-10-2014

September 11, 2014
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Peter Sawtelle Retired Salesman for Contracting Firms Peter J. Sawtelle, a 58 year resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on August 30 after being rushed to Mass. General Hospital in Boston. He was 77 years old. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, he came to live in Revere more than 58 years ago. Most...

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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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Through the Years

September 3, 2014
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10 years ago September 1, 2004 With Massachusetts U.S. Senator John Kerry running as the Democratic nominee for President, speculation is rampant as to who will run for Kerry’s seat if he should win the Presidency. If Congressman Ed Markey should decide to throw his hat into the ring, Mayor Thomas Ambrosino said he...

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