The HYM Investment Group, headed by a former BRA director, yesterday filed an initial plan for its project to turn a tired old race track on the East Boston/Revere line into a development that could ultimately include 10,000 housing units, two malls and lots of office space when completed in 15 or 20 years. Read more.
BloodHorse reports that the company that now runs Suffolk Downs - the land for which it's sold to a developer keen on attracting Amazon - is working with New England horse breeders and racers to look for a new site on which to build a replacement track.
H/t Steve Holt.
The Revere Journal reports on a meeting between the Revere city council and Tom O’Brien, whose HYM now owns the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site and who says Amazon going somewhere else wouldn't change his plans to build something like Assembly Row in Somerville, only "much better."
Henry "Renegado" Santos Gomez, 32, pleaded guilty Friday to involvement in a RICO enterprise, the US Attorney's office reports.
Boston today released its bid to Amazon that calls for creation of a new Amazonian neighborhood at Suffolk Downs that would include 10,000 new housing units - some even aimed at people who don't work for the company - 1,500 hotel rooms, four new shopping districts and 40 acres of open space and the 8 million square feet of office space Amazon wants. Read more.
WBZ reports her body was found around 6:30 a.m. and that she may be from Mattapan. An initial investigation did not reveal any signs of foul play, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Anthony Gulizia came across this face off on Newhall Street in Revere this morning. He adds:
Grew up here and used to see them occasionally, now it’s a weekly sighting.
On Monday, Revere starts a pilot project with a Chinese company called Ofo. The bikes are bright yellow, and one difference from Hubway is you won't have to return bikes to a designated station - just leave the bike anywhere in Revere where it's legal to leave a bike.
Via the ever adorable Elmer.
Police today arrested Vanessa MacCormack's husband, Andrew, on charges he beat and strangled her in their apartment on Grand View Avenue home, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Revere and State Police announced today. Read more.
The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force reports that the suspect in the holdup of the Citizens Bank branch at 26 Central Sq. in East Boston on Sept. 14 is also wanted for a bank holdup in Revere the day before. In the Revere case, he fled by pedaling away on a dirt bike.
If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-680-4525.
Authorities are asking for tips related to the death of Vanessa MacCormack, 30, in a Grand View Avenue home yesterday afternoon. Read more.
The Globe reports. Why not throw Wonderland in, too, while they're at it?
Over the years, the Jewish community of Revere has slowly dwindled. A couple years ago, the few remaining members of Congregation Tifereth Israel voted to dissolve the congregation and sell the 400-seat synagogue to a developer, who will tear it down and put up housing for veterans. Ron Newman reports: Read more.
The Globe interviews a Revere man who has what is now a 500-lb. pumpkin that he plans to hollow out and use to paddle across Boston Harbor, from Jeffries Point in East Boston to the Fish Pier in South Boston.
Cambridge Police have released photos of a guy they say installed a skimmer device on an ATM in Boston last month that let him grab $800 from a Cambridge resident's account. The photos come from a Revere ATM where he used the resident's account information to make a withdrawal.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-349-9322.
Angel "Bravo" Pineda, 21, of Revere, was sentenced to 93 months in federal prison today after admitting involvement in a criminal conspiracy and for his role in a failed bid to kill a leader of a rival gang, the US Attorney's office reports.