The Boston Business Journal reports the Massachusetts chapter of the American Institute of Architects finds the Mohegan Sun proposal for Revere much better on the outside.
WCVB reports on the fire last night in an apartment building at 190 Campbell Ave. The Red Cross reports more than 35 people were made homeless.
The victim was 64.
Revere and State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating the fire, but a spokesman for the DA's office says:
Although the cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation, there was no preliminary evidence to suggest it was intentionally set.
Wire troubles on the Blue Line mean buses instead of subways between Orient Heights and Wonderland this morning.
WBZ reports Revere Police have arrested a woman on charges she rummaged around a Revere firehouse while firefighters were at a fire and then used one firefighter's credit card at some local stores.
National Weather Service experts report that based on the evidence on the ground, the tornado that hit Revere this morning seemed to have had maximum winds of 120 m.p.h. and that it traveled two miles on the ground along Broadway.
The funnel, 3/8 of a mile wide, would be an EF2 on the 0-5 scale used to measure tornadoes.
Numerous streets blocked by fallen trees and downed wires; police warning of gas leaks. See the comments for the initial statement from the National Weather Service.
Updated with info from the DA's office.
Two bystanders at a fight outside a Revere Beach club wound up shot early this morning, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Both victims, a man, 33, and a woman, 36, were taken to Mass. General and are expected to survive. Mike, who first reported the incident, said one was shot in the leg and one in the foot.
According to the DA's office:
Revere Police are looking for a woman they say walked into the city's Central Fire Station with two children on July 7 while firefighters were at a fire on Revere Beach.
The female proceeded to walk around the Fire Station and later took a wallet belonging to a Firefighter that was left behind. Later that evening, the above pictured female used stolen credit cards from the wallet at various locations including Target and Payless Shoes in Revere.
If you know her, you can contact detectives at 781-656-1128.
You know, the part of our sprawling county where the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning?
A TRAINED SPOTTER IN LYNN REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD TO THE SOUTHWEST AT 555 PM.
State Police have issued an APB for Enzo, a 6-year-old African Gray who flew out of his Revere home. Trooper Dustin Fitch says:
Enzo could have flown anywhere in the Revere, Everett, Malden or Saugus area. If you see Enzo anywhere, please message me and I'll inform Enzo's family who misses him.
Fowl play is not suspected.
A guy charged with nearly disemboweling a man and slicing up a woman after an argument at the Wonderland Blue Line stop was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 at his arraignment yesterday in a Whidden Hospital room - where he is now being treated for his own chest pains - the Sufffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Police say a man stabbed two people at the Wonderland Blue Line station around 9:30 p.m., then hopped on a Blue Line train. He only got as far as the next stop - Revere Beach - because police had the train stopped there until they could arrive to arrest him.
Transit Police report he stabbed a man and a woman. Both were taken to Mass. General - the man with life-threatening injuries and the woman with less serious wounds.
The Globe reports on Supreme Judicial Court Justice Robert Cordy, who once did lobbying for Suffolk Downs and who worked for then Gov. William Weld, now a lawyer for Steve Wynn, which is battling Suffolk Downs/Mohegan Sun for the Boston area's one casino license.
Lawsuit? Mayor Walsh issued this statement today on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's decision yesterday that Boston isn't a referendum-holding host community for either of the proposed local casinos:
Based on the ambiguous and arbitrary process the Gaming Commission has pursued, we believe that we have multiple options available to us at this time.
We are continuing to work aggressively to determine the appropriate action to continue our fight for the people of Boston. My position has not changed: Boston is a host community to both sites, and the people of Boston -- of Charlestown and East Boston -- deserve the opportunity to vote and have their voices heard.
Yeah, sure, casinos right on the city line will have major impacts on Boston, but Boston is not a "host community" for either of the proposed casinos, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided today. The vote means Boston will not be able to hold referendums on the casinos that could block them permanently.
Commission members unanimously rejected arguments by Boston officials that the Suffolk Downs racetrack, which mostly sits in East Boston, is an integral part of the Mohegan Sun proposal.
Stephen Crosby just announced that while he knows he's impartial despite his longstanding ties to one of the owners of the site of a proposed Everett casino, too many other people think he can't be, so he's recusing himself from any discussions or votes related to the proposed casinos at Suffolk Downs and in Everett.
Authorities say they've been unable to identify a man whose body washed up on Revere Beach last week and are seeking the public's help.
The man's body was in very bad shape, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding that forensic anthropologists consulted by State Police believe he was between 20 and 40 - and likely closer to 20 than 40. The DA's office adds: