Revel Says It Will Close By Sept. 10

City Council OKs 7 percent sewer-rate hike – Lowell Sun Online

Many said the expansive casino overreached and narrowly targeted an affluent clientele from New York that already belonged to the rival Borgata, after which Revel modeled itself. Andrew Zarnett, a gaming analyst with Deutsche Bank AG, was one of the few industry experts who warned that Revel would feed off the existing Atlantic City gambling market, instead of increasing it. “It should have never been built,” he said in a recent interview. “Revel grew [gaming] supply while gambling revenue has been cut nearly in half since 2006.” Some experts said Revel suffered from not having its casino on the ground floor, prohibiting smoking when it first opened, not having a buffet, offering only expensive restaurants, and from sheer size.
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Shooting protests continue in Ferguson | National News – WCVB Home

“That doesn’t give the community confidence. That doesn’t make it transparent,” attorney Benjamin Crump told reporters. “And remember, we’ve got a long way to go before this community starts to believe that the police are going to give them all the answers and not try to sweep it under the rug.” Police should have released the officer’s name 72 hours after the shooting, he said. If police are going to ask residents of Ferguson to obey the law, he said, “then it’s got to work both ways.” Jackson said his office doesn’t know yet when it will release the name, but it isn’t skirting any laws. “The prosecuting attorney and the St. Louis County police chief agree that this is the prudent step to take under the circumstances,” he said.
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St. Louis Rams DE Michael Sam:

The deal is expected to generate $5.5 million in private investment and Metigraphics will bring 76 full-time jobs to Lowell and create 29 new jobs over five years. Councilor Bill Martin walked out of the room for the vote and was recorded as absent for the vote. * Forwarded to the downtown subcommittee a report breaking down the number of market-rate to low-income housing units in the downtown.
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McKenna wins key L.A. school board seat, according to unofficial results – LA Times

–S Roman Harper (released). –S Malcolm Jenkins: UFA Eagles; $15.5M/3 yrs, $8.5M guaranteed. –DE Tom Johnson: Not tendered as RFA/Vikings; $845,000/1 yr. –WR Lance Moore (released).
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Many longtime Ridley-Thomas allies including current U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn, former Rep. Diane Watson and L.A.
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