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Electricity Bill Increases to Hit Residents this Month

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Constraints in the supply of natural gas to the region will lead to the largest increase in winter electric bills in decades. National Grid experts said the increases kicked in on Nov. 1 and would be reflected in this month’s bills. Rates are expected to increase a total of 37 percent through May 1,... »

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On the Gambling Front: Casino Question to Be Decided by November Vote

Monday, September 29th, 2014
On the Gambling Front: Casino Question to Be Decided by November Vote

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo said he will not support the expanded gaming repeal, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria challenged the media to get information out to the voters to prevent confusion – and at the same time – many influential Charlestown residents have jumped very vocally on the repeal effort. As the casino licensing process... »

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Casino Officials: Boston and Wynn Will Be Unstoppable in Tight Market

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Wynn’s chief representative in Boston told the media and Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) members last week that – despite industry saturation concerns in the Northeast – the combination of Boston and Wynn will be unstoppable. “This is an incredible opportunity in one of the most amazing cities in the world,” said Robert DeSalvio –... »

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Revere Beach Memorial Provides Closure And Support

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

It was supposed to be just a routine drop off at the pharmacy, but it would end up being the last time Linda Grover saw her daughter, Erica, alive some three years ago – the tragic ending to more than a decade of struggling with opiate addiction. “I remember dropping her off to get... »

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Suffolk Downs Scratches Four Racing Days

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The uncertainty of the casino licensing process this summer has caused Suffolk Downs to scratch four live racing days this month, officials said. The track requested from the Mass Gaming Commission (MGC), Racing Division, during last Friday’s meeting the ability to eliminate live racing on June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24... »

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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite yet

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite yet

Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills – whether for heating oil or natural gas. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need... »

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Winthrop Outraged over Attack on Richie Scannelli by Teenager

Thursday, August 15th, 2013
Winthrop Outraged over Attack on Richie Scannelli by Teenager

Rarely has there been the kind of outrage in the communities of Revere and Winthrop as there has been over the past several days upon hearing the news of the brutal assault on Richie Scannelli – a 59-year-old mentally disabled man who hails from Revere and lives in Winthrop. Scannelli has been a beloved... »

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Sandsculpting Festival Ready to Start on July 17

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

With all of the fun and entertainment that has now become part of the Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival, one thing that can tend to get lost in the pre-festival publicity is the actual Sandsculpting. However, once the show gets on the road July 17th – marking the Festival’s 10th Anniversary – it will... »

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Final Applications for Casino Process Are Now Available

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Applications became available for the second and final phase of the resort casino vetting process, as announced Monday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), but there still is no certainty this week as to when Suffolk Downs might be able to fill out that application. The Phase 2 applications are considered unique to the... »

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DeLeo Easily Re-elected Speaker of the House

Friday, January 4th, 2013
DeLeo Easily Re-elected Speaker of the House

House Speaker Bob DeLeo won an easy re-election to the top post as Speaker on Wednesday in the State House, and in comments after his election, vowed to tackle the state’s fiscally-unsound Department of Transportation (MassDOT). With Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, Winthrop Council President Peter Gill and Winthrop City Manager James McKenna in the... »

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