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Zarah Magazine Looks to Put a Positive Viewpoint of Arab Culture

October 15, 2014
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Zarah Magazine Looks to Put a Positive Viewpoint of Arab Culture

‘Hijack’ is a contentious word to use when speaking about Arab American culture, but it’s exactly what Rachid Moukhabir says has happened to his culture worldwide – and he’s combatting that unfortunate view with a new magazine called ‘Zarah’ that highlights the positives of Arab American culture in Revere and the entire area. “I’m...

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Revere Mayor Looks to Block Critical MBTA Land Sale for Casino Access

October 15, 2014
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Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has called for the MBTA to stop in its tracks on a land sale to Wynn Resorts – a crucial sale of land that will allow the proposed casino to create an access road on Everett-only land and to avoid troubles with Boston. Rizzo listed five specific reasons why the...

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Federal Indictments Unsealed in Casino Land Deal Down the Line

October 13, 2014
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Revere resident Charlie Lightbody said this week that a federal indictment handed down last Thursday alleging he and two other men tried to hoodwink investigators regarding the casino land deal in Everett is weak and based purely on speculation. The 13-page indictment came down on Thursday afternoon after a Federal Grand Jury closed up...

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Now Getting Involved: Wynn Resorts Will Back ‘No on Question 3’ Effort

October 13, 2014
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After mostly staying out of the casino repeal vote discussion – otherwise known as Question 3 – Wynn Resorts announced last weekend that they would become involved in the ‘No on 3’ campaign over the next month. When the casino company won their license on Sept. 16, officials from Wynn said they hadn’t made...

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Murdered Marine from Everett remembered in Garden of Peace

October 6, 2014
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Murdered Marine from Everett remembered in Garden of Peace

No one wants to be memorialized in Boston’s Garden of Peace, but for those that are remembered there, the addition of their names to the solemn Garden for murder victims gives some solace and a place to grieve with others who are walking similar paths. The Boston Garden of Peace held its 10th Annual...

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Everett Officials, Surrounding Cities See Momentum and Visibility in Baker Campaign

October 6, 2014
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Everett Officials, Surrounding Cities See Momentum and Visibility in Baker Campaign

Several Everett elected officials headed to Revere to join numerous residents and other elected officials from the surrounding communities to lend their support to the Republican Gubernatorial ticket of Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito. In an area where things are distinctively “blue,” numerous Democrats turned out to support the Baker campaign at the rally...

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‘No On Question 3’ Campaign Gets Energized in Everett

October 6, 2014
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‘No On Question 3’ Campaign Gets Energized in Everett

Only minutes had gone by after the decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to award a casino license to Wynn Resorts before Everett’s Michael McLaughlin and Dan Skeritt kicked it into high gear to get the word out about the ‘Vote No on Question 3’ campaign – a campaign calling for keeping the...

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On The Casino Front: Casino Question to be Decided by November Vote

September 29, 2014
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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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Wynn Wins: MGC Awards Casino License to Wynn Resorts on Tuesday

September 22, 2014
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Wynn Wins: MGC Awards Casino License to Wynn Resorts on Tuesday

It came down to risky versus safe, and in the end the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose the riskier bet in awarding the Greater Boston resort casino license to Wynn Resorts on Tuesday afternoon. The vote ended up 3-1 to give it to Wynn, mostly based on jobs numbers and economic development benefits. Those...

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Wynn, Demaria Excited to See Snowball Effect for Casino

September 22, 2014
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Wynn, Demaria Excited to See Snowball Effect for Casino

When Everett residents got together a few years ago – long before a casino was ever in the cards for the city – to discuss a plan for Lower Broadway, they wanted access to their waterfront and a marina. On Tuesday, Mayor Carlo DeMaria reported that they got what they wanted and then some....

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