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Suffolk Downs Scratches Four Racing Days

June 4, 2014
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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

December 24, 2013
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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

August 15, 2013
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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

July 11, 2013
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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

June 20, 2013
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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

January 4, 2013
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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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Markey Running for Senate

January 4, 2013
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Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) has officially tossed his hat in the ring as a candidate for Sen. John Kerry’s potentially vacant seat – and already Sen. Scott Brown has publicly challenged Markey’s residency at the Congressman’s childhood home in Malden. Markey announced his candidacy on Dec. 27th in a press conference. “With Senator Kerry’s...

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Rising Home Heating Costs Have Homeowners Worried

December 6, 2012
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Rising Home Heating Costs Have Homeowners Worried

If last year’s mild winter was a gift from God for those who pay close attention to their heating bills, one can certainly not expect another such generous gift this year. Projections for a much colder winter this year, along with high heating oil prices that aren’t budging, have homeowners a bit anxious about...

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Wynn Tests Casino Waters in Everett : Potential Outcome Could Affect Winthrop’s ‘surrounding Community’ Status

November 30, 2012
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Wynn Tests Casino Waters in Everett : Potential Outcome Could Affect Winthrop’s ‘surrounding Community’ Status

It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him in Massachusetts. Now it appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett....

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Holiday Concert Planned at St. Anthony’s

November 21, 2012
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While Santa makes sure his reindeer are well-fed and in good flying shape, North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Robert Lehmann is making sure his musicians are in tune to start of the Christmas season on Sunday, December 2 when the orchestra fills St. Anthony’s Church with the music of the season. It’s time...

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