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Metro North Plan Could Compliment Revere’s Development

Full Story appears at Revere Journal   Mayor Dan Rizzo and Economic Development Director John Festa have scheduled the city’s second economic summit for Nov. 21 and one of the issues surely that will be discussed is state Housing and Economic Development Secretary’s Greg Bialecki’s land use plan for the newly named “Metro North” region that includes Revere and eight other communities, Chelsea, Everett, Charlestown, Winthrop, East Boston, Malden, Melrose, and Somerville. To Mayor Rizzo’s credit, he has always been receptive to collaborative and regional approaches to issues affecting Revere. He was an engaged participant in Bialecki’s conference that was held at the Wyndham Hotel in Chelsea and he is certainly weighing the plan’s potential impact on Revere’s ongoing and future plans for development.

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Apple Crunch at Revere Beach Pumpkin Festival

In celebration of Food Day 2014, Revere on the Move, the Revere Beach Partnership, and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources are sponsoring an Apple Crunch! At a pre-set time (~12:30pm), participants will line up along the beach and take a biig juicy CRUNCH out of a free apple in unison! Photos will then be posted on social media with #FoodDay2014 to show that Revere cares about nutrition and food policies! Food Day is an annual, national event which inspires Americans to think and act on our diets and the food policies that help or hinder our well-being. According to the official website, it serves as “a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level. In 2014, Food Day will have a special focus on food access and justice for …

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WalkBoston’s Revere Map Launch & Walk to Revere Beach Partnership’s Annual Fall Festival! Revere Beach Walk – Saturday, October 18th, 2014 (meet at 11AM)

WalkBoston’s Revere Map Launch & Walk to Revere Beach Partnership’s Annual Fall Festival! Revere Beach Walk – Saturday, October 18th, 2014 See Map & much more info at www.boston.com Enjoy Revere Beach with a taste of fall during WalkBoston’s Revere Walking Map Launch! On Saturday, October 18, 2014 starting at 11:00AM, we invite you to join WalkBoston for a walk to explore Revere Beach, which is one of the historic walks highlighted in the Revere Walking Map. Walkers can meet at the Edward J. Markey Footbridge (steps from the MBTA Blue Line’s Wonderland Station ) to learn about the history of the beach. The walk will lead to the Revere Beach Partnership’s Annual Fall Festival at the Oak Island Pavilions . The Revere Beach Partnership works to build awareness of and support for preservation of Revere Beach’s history and landscape. WalkBoston has been working with the city of Revere since …

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Suffolk Downs marks its final day of live races

By PHIL MARCELO  Boston.com / Associated Press   BOSTON (AP) — Suffolk Downs, New England’s last thoroughbred horse track, celebrated its storied past with a series of tributes Saturday on its final day of live races. The once-grand Boston track recognized some of the most famous horses, jockeys, announcers and performers during its nearly 80-year history with live and video presentations. Among those highlighted were ‘‘Eddie Wrack,’’ the horse that won the track’s inaugural race in 1935, and ‘‘Seabiscuit,’’ the legendary Depression-era thoroughbred that won a major race held there in 1937. The track, which will continue to offer simulcast betting until December, also cleared out its promotional inventory, selling vintage souvenirs and other memorabilia. Sale proceeds will benefit CANTER New England and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, which help horses transition to life after racing. Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs’ chief operating officer, hopes the tributes offer an ‘‘appropriate appreciation’’ for …

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SUFFOLK DOWNS TO HOST FINAL DAY ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4

Story:  www.suffolkdowns.com Suffolk Downs will celebrate what is very likely the final day of racing at the 79-year-old racetrack on Saturday with a series of tributes featuring the horses and the people who have built the track’s rich tradition dating back to its opening in 1935, the track announced today. From the day’s first race, “The Eddie Wrack,” named for the horse that won the track’s inaugural race on July 10. 1935, to the ninth and final race on Saturday’s card, “The Seabiscuit,” Suffolk Downs will honor the its most famous performers and performances all afternoon long with live winner’s circle and video presentations. “We are looking forward to Saturday and to providing thousands of local racing fans what we hope is an appropriate appreciation of this facility’s legacy as one of the area’s most historic sports and entertainment venues,” said Chip Tuttle, the track’s Chief Operating Officer. Local jockeys …

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Suffolk Downs To Close Following Casino Vote

Story by Sara Morrison- Boston.com A casino may be in Everett’s future, but horse racing will soon be a thing of Boston’s past: the Suffolk Downs racetrack will be closing as a result of the state gaming commission’s vote to give Wynn Resorts the casino license over Mohegan Sun. Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs teamed up on the proposal, which would have put a resort and casino on Suffolk’s property. This would have given a big cash boost to the struggling racetrack. Without it, Suffolk COO Chip Tuttle said in a statement, the track cannot survive. “We are extraordinarily disappointed as this action is likely to cost the Commonwealth thousands of jobs, small business and family farms,” Tuttle said. “We will be meeting with employees and horsemen over the next several days to talk about how we wind down racing operations as a 79-year legacy of Thoroughbred racing in Massachusetts …

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The 8th Annual Revere Beach Memorial set for Sunday September 21st

The 8th Annual Revere Beach Memorial will be held on Sunday September 21, 2014 7pm-8pm Rain or Shine at the William G.Reinstein Bandstand on Revere Beach. Now is the time to act. Now is the time to come together and remember those who have died due to alcohol and or drug addiction. You can get involved by: Registering a loved ones name at the Revere Beach Memorial. You are also invited to bring a photo to post on the Memory Wall at the event. Attending the Revere Beach Memorial Contributing to the Revere Beach Memorial Fund. Proceeds go to local addiction treatment programs, an educational scholarship for RHS students impacted by addiction, and future Revere Beach Memorials. Join the Revere Cares Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug (ATOD) Task Force. To Pre-Register a loved ones name or for more information about the Revere Beach Memorial please call Vivian Catano-Merino at 781-485-6440. …

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Revere Chamber of Commerce $10,000.00 Pot O Gold to be held September 18th

 Pot O Gold Fundraiser to be held at Casa Lucia Function Hall The Revere Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Pot of Gold $10,000 Dinner on Thursday, September 18, 2014! This year’s dinner will be at the Casa Lucia Function Hall, beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets will be priced at $100.00, inclusive of the entry to the $10,000.00 Pot of Gold, buffet dinner and entertainment. If you would like to purchase a ticket, a table, or an ad please email the Chamber at info@reverechamber.org or call 781-289-8009.

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BBQ to be held at 2pm before Final Mass Gaming Commission hearing Monday August 11th 4pm at RHS

BBQ to be held 2-4pm Monday August 11th behind Revere High School for all of the supporters of the proposed resort casino at Suffolk Downs! Preceding the final Mass Gaming Commission hearing on Monday Aug 11th the Patriot Women’s Club will be hosting an appreciation BBQ for all of the supporters of the proposed resort casino at Suffolk Downs from 2pm-4pm behind Revere HS. Transportation from the Jack Satter, Rosetti-Cowan Senior Center, Friendly Gardens, Liston and Hyman Towers will be provided.  Call for reservation:  617 840-5832

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Revere Tornado Relief Fund established

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo and a host of other federal and local officials will be on hand Friday to formally launch the Revere Tornado Relief Fund. http://www.reveretornadorelief.org The fund, created on GoFundMe.com, has a goal of raising $1 million. According to a statement by Rizzo, regular homeowner’s insurance plans may not cover much of the damage caused by the tornado. “Total estimated damage is in the millions of dollars. With the extreme rarity of the tornado in Revere, a vast majority of these costs will likely not be covered by private insurance,” he said. “We have set up this fund so that these residents and business owners are not alone in shouldering the burden of rebuilding their lives and our community.” There are several ways you can donate to the fund. You can follow this link to donate online, drop off a donation in person at the People’s United Bank …

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