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Wynn to Hold Informational Forums for Employment/Vendor Questions

October 23, 2014
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As soon as Wynn Resorts received the Greater Boston casino license, the calls began pouring in from potential employees and vendors. All of them had questions. Now, through a series of six information sessions, Wynn Resorts hopes to provide some initial answers to the throngs of folks wanting to know how to get involved...

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Council Ways and Means Committee Takes Up Three Transfer Requests

October 23, 2014
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The Everett City Council Committee on Ways and Means met on Monday night to consider, among other things, three requests from Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s administration to earmark approximately 50-percent of the city’s recently certified “free cash,” or unexpended fund balance, to three accounts the recently established Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund, the Capital...

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Revere Market Basket to Open Doors on Oct. 26: Company Ready to Take Care of Customers Who Took Care of Them

October 23, 2014
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Revere Market Basket to Open Doors on Oct. 26: Company Ready to Take Care of Customers Who Took Care of Them

In the parking lot of the new Revere Market Basket at Northgate Monday morning, workers outside were spiffying up the outside and moving carriages inside – but they weren’t getting much done in between having to answer numerous questions from the excited passers-by, many that are greatly anticipating this Sunday’s (Oct. 26) opening at...

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Revere, Track Union Files Lawsuit Against MGC for Wynn Decision

October 23, 2014
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The City of Revere and a union representing some Suffolk Downs employees filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last Thursday, with the MGC quickly firing back in saying the suit was simply the result of “sorely disappointed” folks who did not get a casino license. The MGC had rejected a similar...

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Water/Sewer Enterprise Fund in the Black: Nearly $2 Million Turnaround in One Year

October 15, 2014
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One year ago, after moving the city’s water and sewer system to a Water and Sewer Enterprise Account, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his financial team assured the City Council and taxpayers, that making the system self-sufficient would result in a more fiscally responsible fund that reflected its true costs and budgets accordingly. Prior to...

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DOR Certifies Everett’s ‘free Cash’ At over $5.4 Million: City’s Conservative Spending Plan and Sound Fiscal Practices Sets the Pace

October 15, 2014
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According to Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has once again certified Everett’s unexpended fund balance, also known as free cash, at more than $5.4 million for the 2014 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2014. It marks the second consecutive year that Everett has shown free cash balances of...

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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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From Sweets to Suites: Everett’s Batch Yard Shines at Grand Opening Party

October 13, 2014
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From Sweets to Suites: Everett’s Batch Yard Shines at Grand Opening Party

The Batch Yard, a 328-unit luxury loft-style apartment community located at 25 Charlton Street in Everett, MA, held a Grand Opening Party on October 1st to celebrate the successful opening of the development and to recognize the groups who worked to bring the project to completion. Of the 300 people in attendance, guests included...

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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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