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Richie’s Slush Re-Opens on the Parkway with New Focus

April 21, 2018
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Richie’s Slush Re-Opens on the Parkway with New Focus

When Richie’s Slush location on the Parkway was in its hey-day, long before the slush became an iconic product, they were as famous for their homemade meatballs, their Beanzie’s fried dough and their unique cutlet sandwiches as they were for the slush. In fact, the slush was simply the dessert, albeit a phenomenal ending...

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License Board Not Convinced on Axe Throwing

April 21, 2018
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The Everett License Commission is prepared to welcome back Revolution Axe on Monday night after a presentation on March 26 that continued to draw concerns from Board members about safety – especially the idea of having an open space where the activity takes place. Chair Phil Antonelli said this week that the company –...

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‘At Risk’:Wynn Camp Surprised by Designation, say Sale Talks Necessary after ‘Recent Commentary’

April 21, 2018
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It is believed that many in the Boston and Las Vegas branches of the Wynn Resorts organization were surprised and completely taken aback by the sudden designation of their project as ‘at risk’ by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on March 29. That, as many believe, might be in play as the Wynn group...

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And You Thought It Was Over….: Alford Street Bridge to Undergo More Construction this Fall

April 21, 2018
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Few can forget the traffic horrors caused by the long construction project on the Alford Street Bridge, and those who remember will have a special treat when those days return this fall for another round of nightmares. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), together with its partners at the City of Boston, announced last...

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Steve ‘Stat’ Smith Pulls His Papers for State Representative

April 21, 2018
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Former State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith has pulled nomination papers to run as a Democrat for the state representative. The Secretary of State’s office confirmed that Smith took out papers on Friday, April 13, with the intent to run for office. Smith has been seen over the past weekend gathering signatures and talking with...

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Three Candidate Emerge for Council Legislative Aid Position

April 21, 2018
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Three candidates have been put forward by the Committee for Legislative Affairs and Elections, with the three to be vetted by the full Council on Monday night. Committee Chair Fred Capone said that, after a meeting Thursday night, April 12, the committee decided to recommend Joetta Lynn Yutkins, Michael Mangan, and David Flood. Capone...

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Bruins Commercial Features Revere/Everett’s DeFilippo

April 21, 2018
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When Lillian DeFilippo kisses her hand and touches it to a painting of Bobby Orr, she does so for every Bruins fan out there hoping for an exciting playoff run. DeFilippo and her son, Dave, both have a bit of a part in the new Bruins playoff commercial that has been airing on NESN...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Takes Down Buildings, Ready for Traffic Improvements

April 21, 2018
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Several buildings along Lower Broadway are now just a footnote in the history books, with Dunkin’ Donuts and the former Nail Salon on Beacham Street now demolished. The Freightliner building on Lower Broadway is scheduled for demolition in June or July. The old Dunkin’ Donuts, which many might affectionately remember as Mike’s Donuts, went...

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Mayor Demaria: ‘I Don’t Want to Work with Another Gaming Company’ Amid Rumors, DeMaria Issues Letter Reminding Wynn of Veto Power over Any Sales

April 13, 2018
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria said on Tuesday that as rumors circulate throughout the community and the nation regarding the sale of Wynn Boston Harbor, which Wynn Resorts isn’t commenting on, he has strong reservations about working with any other gaming company that isn’t Wynn. “I don’t want be working with any other (gaming) company,” he...

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Exelon,ISO Hopeful on Stopping Proposed Closure

April 13, 2018
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Exelon said this week that it was encouraged by early responses from ISO New England regarding their filing two weeks ago to close the Mystic Generating Station in Everett by 2022 if regulatory changes weren’t made. Following the blockbuster announcement, ISO New England released a memo discussion the need to implement long-discussed changes, and...

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