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Mayor Arrigo’s Updates - Archive

November 1, 2013 - November 30, 2013

Statement From Mayor Rizzo, RE: Suffolk Downs & Mohegan Sun MA

November 27, 2013

Today, Suffolk Downs announced that they have reached an agreement with Mohegan Sun as their new gaming partner. In October of this year, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, through a unanimous 5-0 vote, found Mohegan Sun suitable to operate a gaming establishment in Massachusetts. Clearly, Mohegan Sun is a first-class operator with a solid reputation in the industry and in our region. We are... Read more

THE VANGUARD AT WATERFRONT SQUARE GROUND BREAKING First Phase of Wonderland Transit Oriented Development Begins

November 25, 2013

This past week Real Estate Capital Partners, Covington Realty Partners LLC, and Minco Development Corporation broke ground at "The Vanguard at Waterfront Square", a 194-unit luxury rental apartment community on the waterfront in Revere. The groundbreaking occurred this past Friday, November 22, 2013.

Covington and RECAP, through its Metropolitan Opportunity Fund III, LP, acquired the 1.65 acre... Read more

Flood Map Changes

November 20, 2013

In compliance with the Biggert-Waters National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, FEMA has released updated flood zone maps adding approximately 660 Revere residences to the flood zone and removing approximately 30.
The flood maps are available at City Hall or online at the FEMA Map Service Center at If you choose to review online, you will... Read more

State development chief awards Revere $1.5 million, praises Broadway plan

November 14, 2013

By Thor Jourgensen / The Daily Item

REVERE — The $1.5 million the city is getting to pay for a new Pleasant Street parking lot will also help revitalize Broadway as Revere’s main business street, state Development Secretary Greg Bialecki said.

Elected officials and local merchants who gathered Tuesday in City Hall to hear Bialecki’s announcement clapped as he...

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Letter from Mayor Rizzo to the Mass Gaming Commission

November 14, 2013

Dear Chairman Crosby:

For nearly 80 years, the City of Revere has been a host community to Suffolk Downs. When asked last week to continue that relationship, the voters of Revere overwhelmingly supported the siting of a gaming establishment at the Suffolk Downs property. More than 11,000 voters turned out for the November 5, 2013 City Election, with over 60% voting “yes” on the casino ballot... Read more

Statement from Mayor Rizzo

November 6, 2013

Yesterday, the people of Revere voted for jobs and economic development for their city and for the future of resort gaming in Revere. Last night I called Suffolk Downs and I have asked them to reshape their project and to build it only on their 52 acres in Revere. I will work with the Gaming Commission so that Revere’s affirmative land-use vote on this issue can stand. Our community will... Read more

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Brian M. Arrigo
Robert Marra
Chief of Staff
781-286-8111 Ext: 20114
Nicholas Romano
Aide to the Mayor
781-286-8111 Ext: 20115
Deb Peczka
Administrative Staff
Linda DeMaio
Administrative Staff
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