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Community Groups are an Asset to the City At-Large

We in East Boston are fortunate to have dedicated volunteer  groups such as the Orients Heights Neighborhood Council, Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association and the Eagle Hill Civic Association working hard for the best interests of our entire community. The members of these organizations are proud East Boston residents who are always looking to improve the quality of life in our streets and neighborhoods. Many outstanding projects and ideas receive a boost from the support of these organizations. These groups raise important questions about public safety, traffic and new development and provide a public forum for other residents to air their opinions in a cordial discussion. The neighborhood groups offer solutions to some of the key issues facing our community. And ...
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Suffolk Downs Venue for Hospital Fundraiser

Potentialy one of the last parties at Suffolk Downs will take place this Saturday night, Oct. 25, and will benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital via the NHL Alumni Pro-Am Kick Off for 2015. Organizer Kevin Chiles said the party goes towards raising funds to get the ‘Boston Strong’ pro-am team into the tournament that typically takes place in the spring. The benefit will feature the Deney Terrio Dance Party Band of ‘Dance with Deney’ Fame. Terrio is originally from Revere and was the main dance guru for the disco era – even teaching John Travolta all his moves for the classic ‘Stayin’ Alive’ movie. “This is the precursor we do for fundraising every year prior to the main event, which ...
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Revere, Track Union Files Lawsuit Against MGC for Wynn Decision

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 last-minute objection from Mohegan Sun the day after (Sept. 17) it voted to give the license to Wynn Resorts. That letter, which came to the MGC at 10 p.m. on Sept. 16, also objected to unfair treatment. MGC Commissioners uniformly rejected the letter at that time. This Thursday, though, the City of Revere and Local 103 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) jointly filed ...
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