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    Lots of Events & Activities



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    Urban Trail Shirley Ave area

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    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

Recent Posts

Suffolk Downs casino proposal not dead yet

By Adrian Walker|  GLOBE COLUMNIST    DECEMBER 04, 2013   The hallway of the giant convention center in South Boston was the scene of a friendly takeover Tuesday. Half the prominent lobbyists in town had descended on the center, the site of a meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The panel’s mission was to decide whether Suffolk Downs, newly partnered with Mohegan Sun, would be permitted to move forward with its plan to apply for a casino license in Revere. You may remember Suffolk Downs’ casino plan from its earlier incarnation. Just a month ago, it was slated to be built in East Boston, at the racetrack, with a piece of the development stretching over the line into Revere. Both communities had to vote on whether to approve the casino. Revere voted heavily in favor of the casino; East Boston voted heavily against it. Undeterred, the Suffolk Downs people immediately announced …

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Revere project takes first step toward becoming reality

Officials, developers hold groundbreaking ceremony for $42M residential high rise Story and photo By Thor Jourgensen / The Daily Item   REVERE — An asphalt-covered lot facing Revere Beach is the site for the first of several high-rise residential buildings planned over the next decade for the city’s oceanfront, developers and Mayor Daniel Rizzo said Friday. Construction on the Vanguard building starts next week, said city development consultant Paul Rupp, and its 194 market-rate apartments will be completed in 18 months. Vanguard is the first building planned for Waterfront Square, a beachside development project Rizzo said will stretch down Ocean Avenue from Revere Street to the Wonderland subway station by the time it is completed. “This investment speaks volumes about Revere’s untapped potential,” Rizzo said Friday. Under design since 2006, Waterfront Square already features a parking garage next to the station paid for with tax dollars and a pedestrian bridge connecting the …

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$1.5 Million MassWorks Grant for downtown revitalization awarded

Demo of old police station will provide additional downtown parking $1.5 Million MassWorks Grant for downtown revitalization awarded Demo of old police station will provide additional downtown parking By James David Mitchell  – Revere Advocate News Mayor Dan Rizzo’s promise to boost the downtown business district got a financial shot in the arm to the tune of a $1.5 million grant by Housing and Community Development Secretary Greg Bialecki at a formal announcement at city hall on Tuesday, all part of the state’s $8 million funding for four Metro North communities through the MassWorks Infrastructure Program to help support development and growth in the region. Crowding the city hall council chambers, city and state officials, along with department heads, listened as Bialecki spoke about his recent visit to the Gateway Cities, which included Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Malden and Melrose. Each of these cities received a portion of the $8 million for their infrastructure improvements. The $1.5 million …

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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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