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Broadside: Revere, Mass. rolls the dice on casino- Mayor Rizzo Interview with Jim Braude

(NECN) – In Massachusetts, the battle over casinos was fought at a hearing of the state Gaming Commission. Dan Rizzo, the Mayor of Revere, Mass., was the lead witness in favor of the Revere-only sitting of the Suffolk Downs casino. Mayor Rizzo says he feels the city can go forward with planning a resort casino at Suffolk Downs, despite neighboring East Boston residents voting against it on Nov. 5, and clarified he thinks Revere does not need a new host agreement with Suffolk. “Our host agreement always took into consideration the possibility of development on the Revere side of the land,” he says, adding, “as a practical matter, voters went out to vote for a casino or not for a casino. I think the fact that it moved a thousand feet down the road does not factor into their decision whether or not our voters support it.” Mayor Rizzo admits …

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Gambling commission hears revised Suffolk Downs casino concept

By Mark Arsenault |  GLOBE STAFF     NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Proponents of salvaging a defeated Suffolk Downs casino by relocating the proposal entirely in Revere insisted Thursday before the state gambling commission that the project can be moved without a new referendum. Revere voters approved a Suffolk Downs casino Nov. 5, the same day voters in East Boston rejected the proposal. Original plans called for all the construction to take place on the East Boston side of the city line bisecting the property. Suffolk Downs’s strategy to stay alive in the fight for the sole Greater Boston resort casino license is to shift the proposal entirely into Revere, separate the casino from the racetrack, and — critically — convince the commission that the positive Revere vote two weeks ago remains valid for a new proposal. Read the Full story at Boston.com      

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Suffolk Downs, Mohegan developers furiously try to stay in Mass. casino game

Jon Chesto -Managing Editor, Print-Boston Business Journal   The fates of the casino projects in East Boston and Palmer were supposed to be decided on Election Day. It seemed simple: up or down votes for host community agreements, giving voters a chance to say if they wanted a casino in their backyards. In the end, the tallies on Tuesday showed a majority of voters rejecting casino projects in both locations. But the roulette wheel hasn’t stopped spinning yet. The developers of both casinos are furiously trying to figure out a way to stay in the potentially lucrative new market that is Massachusetts casino gaming. With a Dec. 31 deadline established by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for formal plans to be filed, both developers are certainly running out of time. But, despite their Election Day losses, they haven’t given up. Full Story by Jon Chesto – Managng Editor Print , Boston …

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Comeback of Columbus Day Parade …..See 2013 Parade and previous years at RevereTV

  The City of Revere, Mayor Dan Rizzo, the Revere Chamber of Commerce and the Columbus Day Parade Committee brought back the Columbus Day Parade to Revere after 5 years. The weather was perfect for a parade as thousands of Revere residents, families and friends gathered all along the parade route. The 2013 Columbus Day Parade was enjoyed by thousands here in Revere on a beautiful fall day! Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella were portrayed by Mr. & Mrs Nick & Marie Giacobbe. The parade featured many wonderful floats, attractions, and community organizations strutting their stuff for all the locals to enjoy. Be sure to watch the 2013 City of Revere Columbus Day Parade at www.reveretv.org  Enjoy the commentary by Revere TV staff and local personalities as well as descriptions of all the parade entries of this wonderful community tradition.      

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Columbus Day Parade will feature four divisions, many entries

Story by Seth Daniels, Revere Journal   For the first time in five years, the Columbus Day Parade will step off from lower Broadway and march the full route – and by all accounts, it will be larger than life “I think people are going to be quite surprised in the level and quality of the entries in the parade,” said Chamber of Commerce President Bob Upton. “This is not your Father’s Columbus Day Parade. I think people will really enjoy the different elements in the four divisions. We have a significant military presence in this year’s Parade that we believe people will really enjoy. We have bands from several New England states and floats that I think will really be enjoyable. 

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Beachmont Improvement Committee Says Thank You!

The Beachmont Improvement Committee would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that attended yesterday’s rededication of Douglas Cummings Park. For those who could not attend we would like to say THANK YOU for all your emails, letters and continued support of our committee. It is appreciated! For those who have donated their time throughout the past several years to renovate this park to what it is today we say THANK YOU! Without your sacrifice and dedication to our committee & vision, yesterday would never have happened! THANK YOU!!! To the Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, Rep. Kathi Ann Reinstein, Mayor Rizzo, Ward 1 Councilor Richard Penta and all of the elected officials who attended, we say THANK YOU for your continued support of our committee and look forward to working with all of you in the weeks, months and years to come. Your support is truly appreciated! THANK …

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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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