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McKinley and His Monuments Head into the Sunset of History

Friday, September 4th, 2015

It’s tough being William McKinley these days. One of only four U.S. presidents to be assassinated – who some 100 years ago had a flurry of monuments, schools and roadside memorials named after him – has recently seemed to fall out of favor and fade in the memory of America. As we here in... »

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Emergency Rooms, Chiropractors Busy with Snow Injuries

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Emergency Rooms, Chiropractors Busy with Snow Injuries

There’s no doubt the recent snow cavalcade has taken its toll on the general attitude of most folks, but health care providers report that it has also taken quite a toll on the physical well being of young and old. On a typical day in the Chelsea MGH Urgent Care, Dr. Brent Ragar might... »

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Tidegate Closure Leads to Frustrations for Area

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Tidegate Closure Leads to Frustrations for Area

Endicott Avenue is a pretty tight street under normal circumstances, but when it begins to resemble rush hour traffic on I-93, something’s very wrong. Something definitely went very wrong in Beachmont last Saturday when the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) ordered the City of Revere and the Town of Winthrop to shut... »

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Don’t be Fooled

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Like an annoying alarm clock that predictably shouts its tone, late last week and this week several establishment lawmakers and transportation pundits began blaming the MBTA’s implosion on a lack of taxes and on the majority of voters who repealed the automatic gas tax increases last November. Don’t be fooled, please. In the daily... »

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Luberto’s Bakery Makes Seahawk Bet a Reality

Friday, January 30th, 2015
Luberto’s Bakery Makes Seahawk Bet a Reality

Sheriff Steven Tompkins and Revere bakery owner Danny Luberto are betting their tail that the New England Patriots will prevail in this weekend’s Super Bowl – a lobster tail pastry, that is. Tompkins made an official appearance at Luberto’s Bakery on Broadway Monday to announce the friendly Super Bowl wager between the local Sheriff... »

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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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