• suffolk downs Jul 28

    Public Recreation Space Opens at Suffolk Downs Amid Redevelopment

    An public outdoor space opened at Suffolk Downs Wednesday, providing an area for exercise and recreation at the site of the former horse racing track. Called “The Track,” the space is open to residents of East Boston, Revere and the surrounding neighborhoods, according to a statement from the site’s developer, HYM Investment Group. According to the statement, the space...

  • suffolk downs Sep 25, 2020

    Massive Suffolk Downs Development Approved by Boston

    One of the largest private developments in Boston’s history is moving forward after the Boston Planning and Development Agency board early Friday morning approved a master plan to transform Suffolk Downs into a massive mixed-use development with 10,000 homes when built out over the next two decades. The project at the former horse racing track in East Boston and Revere…

  • suffolk downs Feb 28, 2020

    Affordable Housing Impact of Suffolk Downs Plan Sparks Clash Between Sanders, Revere Mayor

    A Democratic presidential candidate and a Massachusetts mayor are sparring on social media over a new development plan that has been criticized over its potential impact on the affordable housing market in Greater Boston. For nearly a century, Suffolk Downs in East Boston and Revere served as the state’s most prominent racetrack. It hosted its final horse race in 2019,…

  • Bernie Sanders Feb 28, 2020

    Suffolk Downs Squabble

    For nearly a century, Suffolk Downs served as Massachusetts’ top horse racing track. Now, redevelopment plans have caught the attention of Bernie Sanders.

  • BOSTON Nov 8, 2019

    Suffolk Downs Redevelopment Plan Gets Design OK

    The HYM Investment Group’s master plan for the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site in Revere and East Boston has been approved by the Boston Civic Design Commission. The approval is a major step for Suffolk Downs and follows 16 trips to the voluntary architectural review board in the past two years. It’s also the final step necessary to receiving a full...

  • BOSTON Oct 30, 2019

    Traffic Snarled in Revere, Mass. After Crash Involving 2 Tractor-Trailers

    A car crash involving two tractor-trailers in Revere, Massachusetts is snarling traffic for the morning commute Wednesday. The crash was reported on Route 1A near Boardman Street, where the two tractor-trailers became stuck on the road. The incident happened near Suffolk Downs.

  • BOSTON Oct 30, 2019

    Traffic Snarled in Revere, Mass. After Crash Involving 2 Tractor-Trailers

    A car crash involving two tractor-trailers in Revere, Massachusetts is snarling traffic for the morning commute Wednesday. The crash was reported on Route 1A near Boardman Street, where the two tractor-trailers became stuck on the road. The incident happened near Suffolk Downs.

  • BOSTON Jun 8, 2019

    Historic Horse Track Hosting Final Weekends of Live Racing

    A historic Boston horse racing track is holding its last live races. Suffolk Downs will run races Saturday and Sunday as the prestigious Belmont Stakes happens in New York. It’s the second of three race weekends scheduled before the Boston track is shuttered.

  • BOSTON Mar 18, 2019

    MBTA Plans to Resume Blue Line Service Monday Morning Following Massive East Boston Fire

    A 9-alarm building fire in East Boston caused rail disruptions along the Revere stretch of the Blue Line over the weekend, but the MBTA says they plan to resume service Monday morning. Restoration efforts were scheduled to continue overnight, and the MBTA warned customers to allow for extra travel time on Monday. Blue Line service was replaced with shuttle buses...

  • BOSTON Mar 16, 2019

    MBTA: Buses Replace Blue Line After Massive Fire

    The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is using shuttle buses to replace the T’s blue line after a massive fire broke out in East Boston Friday afternoon. According to the MBTA, shuttle buses are replacing blue line service between Airport and Wonderland stations until further notice. Replacement buses are serving all inbound blue line stations. They are also serving all...

  • STATE POLICE Nov 25, 2018

    Revere Police Investigating Robbery

    State police assisted Revere police in the investigation of an armed robbery in the area of Beachmont near Suffolk Downs.

  • Massachusetts Nov 14, 2018

    Walsh: ‘Amazon Might Have Missed an Opportunity in Boston'

    Mayor Marty Walsh said he’s disappointed Amazon didn’t choose Boston as the location for its new headquarters but the city will continue to thrive without them. “Boston doesn’t need HQ2 to be successful. We already are,” Walsh said. “We’ve added 100,000 new jobs in the last five years, and we’re on pace to add significantly more. We’re growing as a...

  • Massachusetts Nov 6, 2018

    Boston Reportedly Not One of Two Cities for Amazon HQ2

    Amazon will split its new headquarters, dubbed HQ2, between two cities, according to reports by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal and Boston will reportedly not be one of them. Both papers report Amazon plans to split its second home evenly between the Crystal City area of Arlington, Va. and the Long Island City neighborhood of New York City.

  • Massachusetts Nov 5, 2018

    Amazon Closes in on HQ2 Location. Is Boston Already Out of the Running?

    Amazon is reportedly closing in on a decision on where to locate its new second headquarters. And it appears Boston may be out of the running. According to a Wall Street Journal report over the weekend, Amazon is now in “late-stage talks” with a small handful of communities. Sources told the newspaper the finalists include Crystal City in northern Virginia,...

  • Massachusetts Sep 27, 2018

    Massachusetts Gaming Commission Picks Interim Leader Amid Wynn Investigation

    A former deputy superintendent of the New Jersey State Police has taken over as interim head of the Massachusetts’ casino regulatory agency following the abrupt resignation of its longtime chairman. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday selected Commissioner Gayle Cameron to step in for Stephen Crosby, who resigned late Wednesday over charges of bias in the agency’s ongoing investigation into...

  • Massachusetts Sep 26, 2018

    Stephen Crosby Resigns as Chair of Massachusetts Gaming Commission

    The chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission stepped down Wednesday after being accused of pre-judging the outcome of an investigation into Wynn Resorts. Chairman Stephen Crosby announced his resignation in a public message to fellow commissioners and staff. Crosby said he had received a letter from Steve Wynn’s lawyer last week claiming he had already made up his mind about...

  • lawsuit Sep 18, 2018

    Steve Wynn Denies Lawsuit Claims He Cheated to Win Casino License

    A lawsuit accuses casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company he founded of lying and covering up misconduct to unfairly win a license for a casino near Boston. The lawsuit filed Monday in Boston’s federal court says Sterling Suffolk Racecourse would have won the license over Wynn Resorts had there been an “honest competition.”

  • BOSTON May 22, 2018

    Is There Enough Room for Amazon's HQ2 in Boston?

    Boston has been working hard to convince Amazon that the city is the perfect place for the company’s new second headquarters. Dubbed “HQ2,” the new Amazon location would bring 50,000 new jobs along with it. But according to the Wall Street Journal, some in East Boston are expressing concerns that the new tech headquarters could actually be bad for the...

  • Massachusetts Jan 11, 2018

    Newly Released Documents Offer Glimpse of Massachusetts' Push to Woo Amazon

    The Associated Press reviewed thousands of pages of emails and documents related to the state’s formal Amazon bid obtained through a public records request and spoke to agencies involved in the bid.

  • Massachusetts Oct 20, 2017

    Boston's Final Bid for Amazon HQ2 at Suffolk Downs

    The race is on, but some taxpayers wonder if Boston’s infrastructure is ready for Amazon to call Suffolk Downs home.

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