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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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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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