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Competition for Casino License and Suffolk Downs?

November 30, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him in Massachusetts. Now it appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett....

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Our Opinions : Casino Bombshell

November 30, 2012
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The possible re-entry of Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn into the bidding of the only Greater Boston area casino license has created a new twist into what was thought to be an almost certain lock by the owners of Suffolk Downs and its partner Caesar’s Entertainment who had been the sole bidders for...

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Jets Soar over Southie, 22-14

November 30, 2012
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The annual Thanksgiving Day rivalry between East Boston and South Boston High Schools on Thanksgiving Day did not upset. Eastie was able to top Southie 24-14 during the 95th annual match up at White Stadium last Thursday. The Jets improved to 5-5 on the season after the holiday win. Eastie struck first with quarterback...

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Obituaries 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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Ronald DeMarco Of East Boston Ronald L. DeMarco of East Boston died on November 18. He was the cherished son of Phyllis ( Capozzi) DeMarco and the late Louis DeMarco; loving brother of Shirley Siciliano and her husband, Peter of Lynnfield; beloved companion of more than 40 years of Rosemary Rizzo of Revere and...

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Memorial Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Nov. 29

November 21, 2012
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Woodlawn Cemetery officials have announced that they will be holding its’ twelfth annual Christmas Ecumenical Memorial Service in the chapel on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Raymond K. Pavlik, President and Chief Executive Officer in making the announcement said “this is a difficult season for those who have lost a loved one;...

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Thanksgiving 2012

November 21, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate freefall of price values has seen stabilization and housing starts...

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Obituaries 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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Robert Colarusso, Sr. Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Robert Colarusso, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 18. He was 76 years old. A manufacturing foreman born in Boston, he was the beloved husband of the late Carol (DiFuria); devoted father of Debra Hughes of Revere and Robert Jr. and...

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East Boston is True Blue in Election

November 14, 2012
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East Boston is True Blue in Election

East Boston was no different than the rest of the city and came out big for President Barack Obama and helped hand him the state’s 11 Electoral votes on his road to reelection last Tuesday against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Seventy-four percent of Eastie voters supported Obama over Romney during the state’s general...

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Charter School to Buy Former Savio High Site

November 14, 2012
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Charter School to Buy Former Savio High Site

Following a private developer’s decision to abandon his plans to build condos at the former Savio High School building, the Edward Brooke Charter School has stepped in and will make the former high school its new homes in Eastie. Currently the Brooke, which opened this year at the former home of the Salesians Boys...

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Rodney Strong Winery Donates to Project Bread

November 14, 2012
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East Boston based Project Bread will again team up with one of California’s premier wineries to help feed residents this winter. Rodney Strong Vineyards, one of Sonoma County’s finest family owned and operated wineries, has donated $7,000 to Project Bread. This is the third year in a row that Rodney Strong has committed to...

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