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Mayor Rizzo Announces Fourth Annual Revere Shines Citywide Clean-Up and National Take Back Day

Story by : Revere News  Hundreds of Revere residents will participate in the yearly community clean-up For the past three years, the City of Revere has hosted Revere Shines, a citywide clean-up effort that occurs on the last Saturday of April. This year Revere Shines will take place on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Residents and local business partners are being asked to meet at 8:45 a.m. at the American Legion Building at 249 Broadway, from where they will then be dispersed into the community o begin their clean-up efforts. After a few hours, all are invited back to the American Legion Building  at noon for a BBQ and music to celebrate their hard work. Last year “Revere Shines” drew over 500 residents, businesses, community groups, and other organizations that participated in the clean-up. Together these volunteers were able to effectively clean and remove trash and debris from over 60 locations across Revere. …

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Gaming commission pushes back timeline for casino licenses

Story by Gerry Tuoti-  Sandwich Wicked Local Newsbank Editor Posted Apr. 9, 2014 @ 12:12 pm Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM   The casino licensure timeline is getting pushed back in metro Boston and southeastern Massachusetts. The state Gaming Commission met April 3 and took actions that will likely delay casino license awards in Greater Boston and southeastern Massachusetts to at least August 2014 and February 2015, respectively The commission decided April 3 to delay the second-phase application deadline for commercial casino proposals in southeastern Massachusetts to at least Sept. 23. Chairman Stephen Crosby said commissioners will likely set the exact deadline at its next meeting, when it will also likely decide whether to waive the $500 million minimum investment requirement in an effort to encourage more applications. Such a move will push the license award date back to at least February 2015. “It would send a signal …

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Vincent pledges to be strong voice for 16th Suffolk following special election

Story by NoBo Magazine REVERE – RoseLee Vincent was elected to represent the constituents of the 16th Suffolk District seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in a special election today. “It is an absolute honor to be elected State Representative of the 16th Suffolk District,” Representative Elect RoseLee Vincent said in a released statement. “I am humbled by the overwhelming support I received. I’m forever grateful for the support of my family, my incredibly dedicated group of volunteers and to the voters of Revere, Saugus and Chelsea in achieving this victory.” Vincent is a lifelong Revere resident, has 25 years of experience working at the Statehouse as Chief of Staff to former State Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein and before that to her late father State Representative William G. Reinstein.   See story at:   www.nobomagazine.com

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Historic barns may stall Suffolk’s casino bid

Rows of decrepit, manure-strewn racehorse barns could pull the reins on Suffolk Downs’ casino dreams, after the Massachusetts Historic Commission threw up a roadblock on their proposed demolition in a landmark claim development experts say could be costly and time-consuming at best — and a project-killer at worst. Suffolk Downs wants to demolish 30 wood-frame horse stables and a pony barn on the Revere side of the track to make way for the casino. It plans to move the barns to the East Boston side of the track, where the art deco clubhouse, grandstand and racetrack are located, all of which were built in 1935 and are listed in a state inventory of historic landmarks. In a letter to the state environmental secretary obtained by the Herald, commission director Brona Simon says her staff “determined that the proposed demolition and new construction will have an ‘adverse effect’ … on the …

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Walsh is granted a casino hearing

  By Mark Arsenault | GLOBE STAFF   MARCH 19, 2014 The state gambling commission will convene a formal hearing in two weeks to resolve claims by Mayor Martin J. Walsh that Boston voters in Charlestown and East Boston have a right to decide if a resort casino can be built on the city’s border.“The people of Boston deserve the democratic process,” Walsh told the five-member commission in brief remarks at a meeting Thursday. “The people of Boston deserve the democratic process,” Walsh told the five-member commission in brief remarks at a meeting Thursday. Walsh’s comments came one day after his administration unexpectedly declared to the commission that the city is a “host community,” under the 2011 casino law, to a Wynn Resorts casino plan on the city’s border with Everett and to a Mohegan Sun casino proposal at Suffolk Downs, the thoroughbred racetrack that straddles the East Boston-Revere city line. Related Mayor Walsh …

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Revere, Winthrop, East Boston and Lynn Join Forces in Splash

Editorial Story by Revere Advocate For the first time, the residents near Revere Beach, Winthrop Beach, Constitution Beach, and Lynn/Nahant Beach will join forces on March 29 in an effort to raise funds for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. This is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the improvement of Boston Harbor and all of the metropolitan beaches. This organization has been instrumental in the improved water quality of the beaches and the harbor islands, as well as the improved maintenance of the beaches. For the past four years, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has been hosting a “Cupid Splash” to raise funds for the purpose of helping to fund activities on the beaches. All money raised in each city is used for activities on that city’s beach. The Revere Beach Partnership is looking for “splashers” to brave the cold waters of Revere Beach on March 29. The event will be held on the beach …

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More than 150 Boston-area businesses have joined Mohegan’s points program already

Story By:  John Chesto Managing Editor, Print-Boston Business Journal   Mar 5, 2014, 9:53pm EST   Medford’s Courtyard Donuts, George’s Auto Body in East Boston, Renzo Brick Oven Pizzeria in Revere and the Salem Witch Museum don’t have much in the common. But they do share this: They’re all hoping to get a piece of the action if a Mohegan Sun casino opens on the Revere side of the Suffolk Downs racetrack. Enrollment has surged in a points program aimed at encouraging Mohegan customers to shop off-site at participating vendors. In December, there were more than 60 participants. As of the end of last week, there were more 150. Last week’s referendum in Revere has opened the gates to a horse race between Wynn Resorts’ resort casino project in Everett and Mohegan Sun’s proposal in Revere. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to award the Boston-area casino license to one …

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Vincent Wins State Representative Primary, Monahan Takes Chelsea

March 5, 2014    By Seth Daniel  Chelsea Record     Revere’s RoseLee Vincent cruised to victory Tuesday in the Primary Election for the 16th Suffolk District, which includes the Prattville area of Chelsea. Vincent beat second-place finisher Linda Rosa, also of Revere, by 540 votes in a Special Election that featured extremely low voter turnouts. Vincent will face Chelsea Republican Todd Taylor in the April 1 General Election. Though Chelsea’s Josh Monahan decidedly took the Chelsea areas in Prattville, he didn’t fare nearly as well in Revere where he faced an uphill battle against two veteran, entrenched Revere politicians. The districtwide results, which included the western half of Revere and parts of Revere Beach, Prattville in Chelsea and two precincts in Saugus, were as follows: •RoseLee Vincent – 1,154 •Linda Rosa – 614 •Josh Monahan – 504 Monahan finished with 277 votes in Chelsea, while Vincent had 75 and Rosa …

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Revere votes Yes for Mohegan Sun Casino at Suffolk Downs

For the second time in four months, Revere voters have said yes to a casino at Suffolk Downs, approving a $1.3 billion Mohegan Sun proposal at a referendum today, according to city officials.  By Mark Arsenault / Boston Globe staff     Boston.com  REVERE — Mohegan Sun’s proposal to build a $1.3 billion gambling resort at Suffolk Downs won the strong endorsement of Revere voters Tuesday, reviving the racetrack’s casino aspirations and ensuring there will be a competition for the state’s most lucrative gambling license. About 63 percent of city voters supported the plan to develop a casino on about 42 acres in Revere belonging to the track, a greater percentage than supported an earlier Suffolk Downs casino plan in November, according to city figures. “We’re gamblers,” said Carol Trapani, 68, who visits Twin River casino in Rhode Island, with her husband, Gino, a few times a year. A resort casino “is …

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The Boston Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad….

Story linked from Boston.com By Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite  /  Globe Staff /  February 7, 2014     image: ARTHUR GRIFFIN/ GLOBE STAFF The Narrow Gauge Railroad On Jan. 27, 1940, the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad ended its service after 65 years of moving passengers along the coastline. It was a narrow gauge railroad, meaning the track was smaller than standard. A ferry transported people from Rowes Wharf to the East Boston station, where smaller trains moved many to the seaside resorts in Revere. As the popularity of automobiles increased, ridership declined, and the railroad filed for bankruptcy.   Story archived at BostonGlobe.com   For more on the rich history of Revere Beach , The Boston Revere Beach Lynn Railroad and much more be sure to visit the History Tab  www.reverebeach.com

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