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    Urban Trail Shirley Ave area

  • The DerbyRacer double rollercoaster circa 1920’s

    The DerbyRacer double rollercoaster circa 1920’s

  • Seagulls love the pizza and fried clams

    Seagulls love the pizza and fried clams

  •  The Goomba’s Bocce Team

    The Goomba’s Bocce Team

  • Home to America’s First Public Beach a National Historic Landmark

    Home to America’s First Public Beach a National Historic Landmark

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The Boston Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad….

Story linked from Boston.com By Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite  /  Globe Staff /  February 7, 2014     image: ARTHUR GRIFFIN/ GLOBE STAFF The Narrow Gauge Railroad On Jan. 27, 1940, the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad ended its service after 65 years of moving passengers along the coastline. It was a narrow gauge railroad, meaning the track was smaller than standard. A ferry transported people from Rowes Wharf to the East Boston station, where smaller trains moved many to the seaside resorts in Revere. As the popularity of automobiles increased, ridership declined, and the railroad filed for bankruptcy.   Story archived at BostonGlobe.com   For more on the rich history of Revere Beach , The Boston Revere Beach Lynn Railroad and much more be sure to visit the History Tab  www.reverebeach.com

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Mohegan Sun pitches Suffolk Downs casino to Mass. gaming regulators

By Brian Hallenbeck    Publication: theday.com Mohegan Sun executives told gaming regulators Wednesday that they could build a Greater Boston casino faster than their competition could erect one, immediately tap a database of millions of New England gamers and save the Suffolk Downs racetrack and the 1,400 jobs it sustains. In a 90-minute presentation timed to the second, the Mohegan Sun Massachusetts team touted its $1.4 billion proposal for the city of Revere, where the plan is subject to a Feb. 25 referendum vote. Mohegan Sun speakers referred only in passing to “the other applicant” for the one Greater Boston license the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to award this spring. Later, gaming magnate Steve Wynn, the other applicant, scoffed at what he repeatedly referred to as “Suffolk Downs,” telling the commission his properties in Las Vegas and Macau, China, are recognized as the gaming industry’s best and vowing to duplicate their …

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Mohegan Sun Officials Tell Council of Unique Elements in Resort Plan

Story by Seth Daniels- Revere Journal Mohegan Sun officials appeared at the City Council on Monday night and painted a dazzling picture of rooftop gardens, solar power, electrical generation plants and food scraps from the resort that would be turned into natural gas via a company in Waltham. The visit to the Council was just one of many visits around the community that Mohegan and Suffolk Downs officials are making in a whirlwind tour of the city prior to the Feb. 25 referendum vote. “This project is one that will connect with Revere and complement Revere,” said Mohegan project coordinator and tribal member Peter Schultz. It will not dominate Revere. It will be a compliment.” Some of the more interesting points in the presentation included plans for a solar photovoltaic installation totaling 1 megawatt and an onsite gas-fired cogeneration electrical plant – both of which will help provide the resort …

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Forward Momentum: Rizzo Honors Several Residents in Annual State of City Address

Story by Seth Daniels- Revere Journal   Mayor Dan Rizzo recalled several noteworthy events from 2013, made an extensive pitch for the casino project at Suffolk Downs and honored several residents for achievements during a 40-minute State of the City speech in front of the City Council Monday night. In a speech that was less about policy and more about highlighting certain areas of the City, Rizzo began by going through a number of achievements from 2013 he felt were milestones for the City. Among those things were MCAS scores in the public schools, the beginnings of the Stadium replacement project, the Broadway beautification efforts and breaking ground on the first residential project at Waterfront Square. He then moved on to a 15-minute treatise on the benefits of the casino project by Mohegan Sun, saying it would change the City forever if it came to be. “I’d like to take …

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Casino applications stretch thousands of pages

By Milton J. Valencia|  GLOBE STAFF   JANUARY 01, 2014 Wynn Resorts delivered a final application more than 18,000 pages long to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, promising a $1.3 billion resort casino on the Mystic River waterfront. MGM’s application for a Springfield casino topped 7,000 pages. And Mohegan Sun submitted more than 16,000 pages outlining its plans for a 42-acre project at Suffolk Downs in Revere. The three companies, the remaining applicants for two of the state’s three casino licenses, submitted their final applications by Tuesday’s deadline, punctuating a comprehensive, two-phase application process that had already seen other companies bow out of the competition. The gambling commission said on its website Tuesday that it plans to publicly post the lengthy applications next week. It hopes to name the winning licensees for Western and Eastern Massachusetts by May. Link to Story

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Revere would receive $33m down payment, $25m to $30m a year, under Mohegan Sun proposal

By Mark Arsenault |  GLOBE STAFF     DECEMBER 23, 2013 REVERE — Connecticut casino giant Mohegan Sun would pay the City of Revere $33 million upfront, as well as annual payments of at least $25 million to $30 million under a deal announced today for a gambling resort at the Suffolk Downs racetrack. The deal is expected to go before Revere voters for a referendum vote in about 60 days. “Through this partnership, Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs will create jobs, enhance our local and state economy, and generate much needed revenue,” Mayor Daniel Rizzo said in a statement. Mohegan Sun wants to build a $1 billion gambling resort on about 42 acres in Revere owned by Suffolk Downs, which the casino operator would lease. Plans call for about 4,000 slot machines, 100 table games, and a poker room. “This agreement formalizes the strong partnership we’ve quickly established with …

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