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A Rebirth in Revere?

  Story posted at Daily Item By Cyrus Moulton – Photo/ Paula Muller REVERE — A “water square.” A pier extending from Revere Beach. A community college campus at Wonderland. Urban planning students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design presented many varied ideas for the future redevelopment of major properties in Revere. But a few common themes emerged. “Everybody in the community had an intense pride concerning Revere, and then Bell Circle comes up and there was just general agreement that it is a disaster,” said student Tamara Jafar, from Ann Arbor, Mich. Students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Urban Planning Core Studio II joined Revere city officials and community members Thursday night to present the results of an investigation of the redevelopment opportunities for several Revere properties. The students worked with city departments, state agencies and local residents to examine and propose improvements for sites including the …

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Suffolk Downs help included in Bill

Racing may return to Suffolk Downs Story by the Revere Journal House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined Representative RoseLee Vincent and their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass a supplemental budget which allocates additional funding to critical programs and initiatives – including a critical provision to help racing return to Suffolk Downs. The legislation will allow horse racing and simulcasting to continue at Suffolk Downs until 2016, if approved by the Senate and the governor. It would also creates greater flexibility in payment structures to allow for relocation or training of horses, and related operations.

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Cupid Splash this Saturday at Revere Beach across from Kelly’s

Save the Harbor Save the Bay Cupid Slash at Revere Beach On Saturday, March 21st members of the Revere Community will be participating in the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay – Cupid Splash. Join us on Revere Beach (across from Kelly’s Roast Beef) at 12:00 p.m. for a day at the beach with Chowder, Hot Chocolate, and a dip in the water! To register, please visit http://www.cupidsplash.org/

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Revere Beach Hotel Deal Coming Together

Story by Seth Daniel -Revere Journal   Hotel  Deal Coming Together for Revere Beach Developers for Waterfront Square are preparing to begin the process of bringing a hotel to Revere Beach – specifically on the parcel of land on the beach side of Wonderland Station. Joe DiGangi, of EuroVest, announced late last week that the project is preparing to welcome the addition of a Marriott hotel to the beachfront. “We are in the process of finalizing the documents,” he said. “To date, Marriott has approved the site, and they have brought on board one of their preferred hotel developers/operators.” Mayor Dan Rizzo said it was a another bit of good news and added it to a list of recent accomplishments. He said he was glad to see that project picking up in the commercial development side.

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City Government Teams with Harvard Graduate Students for an Urban Planning Exercise

        CITY GOVERNMENT TEAMS WITH HARVARD GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR AN URBAN PLANNING EXERCISE Fifty graduate students explore the design and development potential on a series of sites Revere – The City of Revere is pleased to announce that beginning in March it will be teaming with students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design to conduct an analysis of potential development sites within the City of Revere. Fifty Urban Planning students, working in conjunction with the Economic Development and Community Development departments, will be exploring the design and development potential on sites across the City of Revere.

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Kelly’s Roast Beef celebrates 21 Years at its Saugus location…..

  Story by Revere Advocate News   Kelly’s Roast Beef & Seafood General Manager Artie Perrin (center), has been employed by the world famous restaurant company since 1980 and has been on the management staff for the past 15 years. Meghan Reidy has been a manager for the past nine years and Tom Dill has been a part of the management team at Kelly’s for 15 years. This team in Saugus has over 39 combined years in management and dedication to the millions of customers who pass through the doors and drive-thru on Route 1 south in Saugus. See story and more photos on page 8. Â Â (Advocate photo by Al Terminiello, Jr.) Revere Advocate Newspapers link 

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State of the City Address by Mayor Rizzo

Story by Revere Advocate News     Mayor Dan Rizzo has often said that Revere is a “city on the rise,” and at his State of the City address Monday before a packed council chamber, he offered a roadmap in an attempt to show the city just how far. “For some time now, we’ve talked about Revere being a city on the rise,” Rizzo said. ”If you look out across the city today, you will see that Revere is literally a city on the rise, both in steel and concrete. Vanguard at Waterfront Square, Market Basket, Harley-Davidson, Harry Della Russo Stadium, 565 Beach St., TA Associates, For Kids Only, 39 units of senior housing at the former site of Reardon’s Restaurant, and the new Sgt. James J. Hill School represent over $150 million in public and private investment across our community.”

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Even with no casino, Revere focuses on new uses for old racetracks

Sunday GlobeNorth Story By Kathy McCabe GLOBE STAFF NOVEMBER 30, 2014     photo by: DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2013      “We’re going to figure out the best solution for these properties,” Richard Fields, a principal owner of the city’s two closed racetracks, told members of a recent economic summit in Revere. REVERE — The Massachusetts Gaming Commission might have awarded the Greater Boston casino license to Steve Wynn in Everett, but the developer who sought to bring a billion-dollar gambling resort to Revere remains optimistic.

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Shop Small “Small Business Saturday” November 29th

Shop Small on Saturday Mayor Rizzo is once again partnering with the Revere Chamber of Commerce to promote “Small Business Saturday” on November 29. Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 by American Express to help local businesses gain more customers and now, that program has turned into a powerful movement that drives shoppers to local merchants across the country. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar small businesses. The day will start with a Community Kickoff Coffee Hour at Kinship Floral, LLC between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Businesses and consumers will be invited to meet neighborhood business owners and preview their special offers at the Chamber’s pop-up market. “Small Business Passports” will also be available to consumers at all participating businesses.

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Waterfront Square Development Team Featured at “2014 Revere Economic Development Summit”

 Story by: Citybizlist.com Eurovest, Arrowstreet, Covington Realty Partners, and Upton + Partners share their success at Waterfront Square Eurovest Development Inc. (Eurovest), a leading real estate development firm in the Greater Boston area, opened the “2014 Revere Economic Development Summit” today regarding the ongoing progress of theirWaterfront Square project. The $500 million, 1.3 million square-foot, mixed-use, transit-oriented development is located along Ocean Avenue in Revere, MA. The presentation was part of the planned program, which took place this morning at the Revere Showcase Cinema at 565 Squire Road. Featuring elected officials, regional policy experts, business leaders, and real estate development teams, the Summit was convened to present an overview of Revere’s ongoing development strategy, recent successes, and future plans for the city, including continued development at the Waterfront Square project along Revere Beach. Notable attendees included Lieutenant Governor Elect Karyn Polito, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, and Revere Mayor …

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