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Oceanside Walking Trail Marked- Beachmont Urban Trail

Story by John Laidler-Boston.com Residents are invited to help celebrate the opening of the Beachmont Urban Trail. The Beachmont Improvement Committee recently established the 2-mile “urban walking trail,” a designated route along city sidewalks — some of which run along Short Beach — that is marked with signs and painted footprints. Next Saturday the group is holding an official kick-off ceremony for the trail at 10 a.m. outside the Beachmont School, 15 Everard Ave. The event will be followed by a group walk of the looped trail, which begins and ends at the school, running along the perimeter of the Beachmont neighborhood. The trail project was intended to provide a safe route for people to walk and enjoy scenic ocean views. It was created through a grant from Revere on the Move, a program to promote healthy eating and fitness in the city that is funded in part by Partners …

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CITY OF REVERE AND CAESARS RESORT AT SUFFOLK DOWNS REACH HOST COMMUNITY AGREEMENT

A $1 billion resort casino at Suffolk Downs will provide Revere with jobs, local business benefits and millions in community investment thanks to a historic deal signed today between the developers and Mayor Rizzo. Under the agreements with Caesars Entertainment and Suffolk Downs, Revere will receive $16 million in one-time community investments, including the new high school football field and youth center, and $15 million in annual payments once the resort is fully operational. The amount of the payments will be determined in part by the resort’s performance. The deal will also include $45 million in road and transportation improvements, preferences to Revere and Boston residents for the 4,000 permanent jobs and 2,500 construction jobs, job training programs and $7.5 million in annual spending with Revere-based businesses. Click here  for Press Release Click Here to See East Boston &  Revere Host  Community Agreements

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Suffolk Downs casino would give Boston $32m yearly

Menino reaches deal for complex at Suffolk Downs; at least 4,000 jobs promised; referendum is next step A Suffolk Downs casino would pay Boston at least $32 million annually — and potentially far more — while guaranteeing at least 4,000 permanent jobs and providing East Boston an upfront payment of $33.4 million, under an agreement signed Tuesday with Mayor Thomas M. Menino. The deal includes provisions that would substantially increase the annual payment to the city if the casino is highly profitable. Under those provisions, the deal could be worth $52 million for Boston annually, based on projections from a city consultant that the resort would gross $1 billion per year in gambling revenue. See More at Boston.com

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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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