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Your Move, Mayor Menino Tells Suffolk Downs

Story by: Boston Herald   Mayor Thomas M. Menino has turned up the heat on Suffolk Downs, pressuring the East Boston racetrack developers to sign a casino deal — even as rivals threaten to leave the Hub out of the running in its bid to host a gambling palace, the Herald has learned. The move comes as Suffolk Downs remains one of just two casino hopefuls statewide that haven’t struck so-called “host city” agreements required of bidders.

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‘Boston Strong’-themed sculpture to highlight 10th Annual National Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach

Story by Boston.com Jul 12, 2013 04:38 PM By Matt Rocheleau, Town Correspondent A ‘Boston Strong’-themed sculpture will serve as the centerpiece of next weekend’s 10th annual National Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach. The ‘very large’ sculpture will stand as a ‘tribute to the victims and public safety personnel that exemplified the true nature of New Englanders this past Patriots Day,’ said a statement Friday from the nonprofit Revere Beach Partnership, which runs the festival.

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Boston Area 4th of July Fireworks Celebrations!

Along with Thanksgiving, July 4th is a holiday Americans can claim all to themselves. There’s no shortage of fun, family oriented things to do in Massachusetts this July 4th. Boston Harborfest is the king of all things 4th of July. With hundreds of events for adults and children, including historic reenactments, live music, food, and patriotic revelries, you won’t run out of things to do. But Independence Day celebrations aren’t limited to Boston. There is a solemn reading of the Declaration of Independence at Old Sturbridge Village; a Blessing of the Fleet with food and live music in New Bedford; art shows in Brewster ; a road race on Nantucket and many fireworks displays across the Commonwealth. Don’t miss any opportunity to get out there and have some patriotic fun. Here are just some of the things to do in Massachusetts this 4th of July. http://www.massvacation.com/explore/holidays/4th-of-july/ 

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Top ways to beat the heat

New England is full of surprises. Memorial Day weekend was cold and wet, but now as we say goodbye to June, we’ve had four consecutive days of high heat. While most of the area will have temperatures top 90, the beach is forecasted to top out in the high 80’s. The best way to beat the heat is to enjoy a day at the beach.  But, if you cannot, we have compiled the top five ways to stay cool. One Drink plenty of water. Drink little to no beverages with caffeine or alcohol, as they will dehydrate you. Two During mealtime, eat smaller meals. Larger meals dehydrate your body as you digest them. It is also best to reduce your salt intake. Three Opening the windows will make your home warmer, not cooler. Open your windows at night to capture the cooler air. When you wake up, close your windows. …

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Revere Group Wins Better Beaches Award

DCR Commissioner Jack Murray, Save the Harbor’s President Patty Foley, Carol Haney, Amanda Gourge, Sarah McRae and Adrienne Maguire at Saturday’s Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Better Beaches Awards Breakfast on the Boston Fish Pier. Posted by: Christina Jedra  Boston.com On Saturday, June 15, 2013 Save the Harbor / Save the Bay awarded $30,000 in Better Beaches grants to 14 groups to support dozens of free public events in nine beachfront communities from Nahant to Nantasket this summer, including 1 group in Revere.

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Waterfront Square is Moving to the Development Fast Track

Seth Daniel- Revere Journal  –   A major milestone in the Waterfront Square development on Revere Beach is about to unfold this week, and if developers have their way, the project will soon shift to warp speed. Covington Realty Partners of St. Louis will appear before the Conservation Commission today, June 5th, to discuss plans for building two apartment buildings with 194 rental units on the North Lot at Wonderland. It will be the first piece of the private development phase of the project. Up to now, only the public portion of the project has been under construction – including the new parking garage, pedestrian bridge and plaza deck. 

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