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Revere, Everett vying for casino bid

They are two old cities with deep roots in Italy. One is known for its crescent-shaped beach on the cold Atlantic, the other for its scrappy port on the north bank of the Mystic River.

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5/15/2016

article Wynning! One casino magnate has had a very good few years
(Massachusetts) -- Sometimes, it takes an out-of-towner to show it’s possible to go up against Boston’s most powerful politician — a...

5/11/2016

article Casino opening could rest with Curtatone
(Massachusetts) -- The plan to open the 
$2 billion Wynn Boston Harbor resort by early 2019 could hinge on a key confrontation next month between Somerville’s...

5/9/2016

article Wynn casino gets building permit from city of Everett
(Massachusetts) -- Three years after Everett residents overwhelmingly backed a casino plan from Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn, city officials have issued a building...

5/1/2016

article Lightbody and co-defendants acquitted in Everett casino land deal
(Massachusetts) -- On Friday, Charles A. Lightbody and two codefendants were acquitted by a federal jury of charges that they schemed to conceal Lightbody’s...

4/30/2016

article Jury acquits Lightbody in Wynn casino land deal
(Massachusetts) -- A federal jury acquitted convicted felon Charles Lightbody and two codefendants of wire fraud charges in a case linked to the planned $2 billion Wynn...

4/27/2016

article Prosecutors In Wynn Casino Land Trial Block Key Witness From Taking Stand
(Massachusetts) -- A Wynn Casino is coming to the city of Boston and with it an entertaining criminal trial of three people accused of fraud. For over a week, a trial...

4/20/2016

article Witness: Wynn Resorts was told about Lightbody in 2012
(Massachusetts) -- TWO TOP OFFICIALS AT WYNN RESORTS were told in November 2012 that the owners of the Everett land they were seeking to buy included a man with a...

4/18/2016

article Details Matter At Wynn Casino Trial
(Massachusetts) -- Do you remember what you said on July 12, 2013? My guess is that you have no idea. Now imagine federal prosecutors, who have extracted details from...

4/16/2016

article Should Somerville continue its permit appeal of the Wynn Resorts casino in Everett?
(Boston) -- When the homes in your neighborhood were built, they had to undergo permitting and inspections to ensure they were sound, safe, and up to code. Now imagine a...

4/15/2016

article Top Wynn executives scheduled to testify today about land scammers
(Massachusetts) -- The top lieutenants of Steve Wynn’s global gambling empire are due on the witness stand in Boston today when they’re expected to tell a...

4/14/2016

article Federal Criminal Trial Over Wynn's Casino Land In Massachusetts Underway
(Massachusetts) -- A federal criminal trial involving the land Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn purchased to build a $2 billion casino just outside Boston is getting...
article Investigator says Lightbody’s ownership in Everett land was worrisome
(Massachusetts) -- After learning that a convicted criminal with ties to organized crime could benefit from a $75 million land purchase in Everett, executives at Wynn...

4/13/2016

article Federal Casino Trial Begins In Boston, But The House May Not Win
(Massachusetts) -- White-collar criminal cases are most interesting when there is no money lost, no victim claiming that they have been defrauded, and yet the government...
article Taped conversation called key in trial of felon Lightbody in alleged casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- The deal was done, and Charles A. Lightbody wanted to share the news with an old friend: Darin Bufalino, a reputed New England Mafia soldier serving a...

4/12/2016

article Recordings: Mobster tried to ‘blind’ dealings for Wynn Casino land
(Massachusetts) -- A state prison officer was listening in as a convicted felon with mob ties discussed a plan to hide his involvement in a $75 million land deal with...

4/11/2016

article Feds fight to keep wiretap evidence
(Massachusetts) -- Federal prosecutors are fighting an order that would silence wiretaps they used to gather evidence against a mob-linked property owner, court records...

4/10/2016

article Casino land sale trial begins today
(Massachusetts) -- The federal wire fraud trial is due to get underway today of a cancer-stricken reputed mobster and two other men accused of hiding the convicted felon...
article Federal criminal trial over Wynn casino land set to begin
(Massachusetts) -- A federal criminal trial over the land Wynn Resorts wants to develop into a nearly $2 billion casino in Massachusetts is set to begin.
article Trial on Everett casino land deal to begin Monday
(Massachusetts) -- The trial of three men accused of trying to hide a reputed Mafia associate’s financial interest in land being targeted for an Everett casino is...

4/6/2016

article Steve Wynn could testify in federal trial over Everett land deal
(Massachusetts) -- Casino mogul Steve Wynn has been listed as a potential government witness in the federal trial of three people accused of trying to hide a Mafia...
article Wynn could testify in trial over land sale
(Massachusetts) -- Casino mogul Steve Wynn could be called to testify at the upcoming trial of a reputed mobster and two associates, who authorities say had a hidden...

3/30/2016

article Attorney General: Ensure Wynn casino will fix traffic
(Massachusetts) -- The Attorney General has “major concerns” about the potential long-term traffic impacts of the Everett Wynn Casino and wants a state...

3/28/2016

article Casino developer formally applies to trademark Wynn Boston Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd., the Las Vegas-based casino resort company that’s planning a $1.7 billion gaming resort in Everett, has applied to the U.S....
article Defendant cites cancer treatments for delay in casino land sale trial
(Massachusetts) -- A reputed mobster authorities say had a hidden financial stake in the Wynn Boston Harbor casino is seeking a court delay or a separate trial from his...
article Gangster’s interest in Everett casino land can be used in fraud case, judge rules
(Massachusetts) -- A federal judge ruled Monday that a reputed Mafia associate’s financial interest in land that was being scouted for the Wynn Resorts casino in...

3/24/2016

article Why on earth is Popeye the Sailor Man the centerpiece of Wynn’s Everett casino lobby?
(Massachusetts) -- If and when Wynn Resorts’ gambling haven rises above the Mystic River in Everett, patrons will enter through a luxurious lobby with an elaborate...

3/22/2016

article Official: Somerville holds bad hand in casino gripe
(Massachusetts) -- A state gaming commissioner cast doubt on Somerville’s appeal of a key permit, which has halted construction of Wynn Resorts’ 
$2 billion...
article Wynn officials detail casino site cleanup, mitigation
(Massachusetts) -- Representatives from Wynn Resorts on Tuesday detailed for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission the steps they have taken to clean up the site of their...

3/18/2016

article City eyes water shuttle from Medford Square to Everett casino, Boston
(Massachusetts) -- With the groundbreaking of Wynn Resorts’ planned Everett casino on hold, Medford officials are working to secure a stop along the water shuttle...

3/17/2016

article See the model and renderings of what the Wynn Boston Harbor casino looks like
(Massachusetts) -- Steve Wynn, who aims to build a casino just outside of Boston, has unveiled a new 3-D model of the 24-story hotel and the casino lobby and gaming...
article Steve Wynn vows July groundbreaking for Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- Casino developer Steve Wynn unveiled a new name — Wynn Boston Harbor — and promised a July groundbreaking of his now-$2 billion Everett...

3/12/2016

article Wynn Everett Officials Shut Down Remediation: Curtatone Called on to Drop Appeal
(Massachusetts) -- The Wynn Everett casino officials announced late Tuesday that they will now have to suspend their environmental cleanup activities immediately...
article Wynn's $1.7 Billion Massachusetts Casino To Have Hearing In June
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts and the city of Somerville are set to have another hearing on June 2 to possibly clear the last hurdle remaining for the planned $1.7...

3/11/2016

article Officials to hold hearing on Somerville appeal of Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- State environmental officials are scheduled Thursday to hear Somerville’s appeal of a waterfront permit for a $1.7 billion casino in Everett, a...

3/10/2016

article June hearing set in Everett casino environmental permit case
(Massachusetts) -- Dueling over an environmental permit crucial for the planned Wynn Everett casino, the city of Somerville and an international casino company are now...

3/9/2016

article Wynn delays pollution cleanup at Boston-area casino site
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is delaying further cleanup of a heavily polluted, former Monsanto chemical plant site as its $1.7 billion casino project across the...
article Wynn Resorts halts cleanup at casino site
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts has fired its latest salvo in the battle over its $1.7 billion Everett casino, organizing a press conference to announce a delay in the...

3/8/2016

article Environmental groups throw support behind Wynn casino proposal, contest Somerville’s appeal
(Massachusetts) -- Several prominent Massachusetts environmentalists lined up next to developers, elected officials, and Everett citizens Tuesday afternoon and called on...
article Environmentalists Call On Somerville To Drop Wynn Casino Appeal So Cleanup Can Continue
(Massachusetts) -- Environmental leaders are calling on the city of Somerville to drop its challenge to the $1.7 billion resort casino planned for Everett so the cleanup...
article Lawsuits against Wynn casino put pollution cleanup in doubt
(Massachusetts) -- Plans to clean up a former Monsanto chemical plant site are in doubt as a $1.7 billion Wynn casino project continues to face legal challenges. The Las...
article Lawyers seek to bar unflattering evidence in Lightbody case
(Massachusetts) -- You can call Charles A. Lightbody a felon, just don’t elaborate on his criminal past, and don’t refer to him as a New England Mafia...

3/6/2016

article Chabot: State money in play despite Wynn block
(Massachusetts) -- Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone is upping the ante in his high-stakes battle with Wynn Resorts’ Everett casino, threatening that his...

2/27/2016

article AG's now in on slowing down Wynn
(Massachusetts) -- Attorney General Maura Healey is again injecting herself into the Wynn Resorts casino fight by renewing her calls for the state to hold off on...
article Wynn Everett Construction Postponed Indefinitely as Somerville Mayor Appeals Environmental Permit
(Massachusetts) -- The Wynn Everett in Massachusetts is being indefinitely shelved after nearby Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone (D) filed an appeal against the $1.7...
article Wynn Massachusetts Casino Project On Hold
(Massachusetts) -- Construction work has abruptly stopped on one of the two resort casinos planned in Massachusetts. Faced with a legal appeal to an environmental permit...

2/26/2016

article The fight over the Wynn casino, explained
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts announced this week that construction of its planned Everett casino and hotel was “effectively on hold,” and that a spring...

2/25/2016

article Amid Wynn Resorts-Somerville skirmish, Baker administration says it’ll be consistent with permitting process
(Massachusetts) -- The administration of Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday they plan to hew to the environmental permitting process at the center of the contretemps...
article Somerville mayor won't back down on Wynn casino issue
(Massachusetts) -- Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone insists his city is "not looking to be bought off" by Steve Wynn in order to back off of an...
article State says Wynn casino appeal will get ‘no special treatment’
(Massachusetts) -- The Baker administration said Thursday that the simmering dispute between Somerville and Wynn Resorts over a planned casino in Everett would not...
article Wynn official: Everett casino construction is ‘effectively on hold’
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts, which intends to build a $1.7 billion resort casino in Everett, announced Wednesday that a planned spring groundbreaking for the project...
article Wynn’s proposed Mystic River footbridge a symbol of casino rift
(Massachusetts) -- If Wynn Resorts and Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone ever reach an agreement to end their rivalry, a footbridge crossing the Mystic River to connect...
article Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Cautious on Wynn Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Construction activity had ground to a halt Thursday afternoon at the site of Wynn Resorts' proposed $1.7 billion casino in Everett, Massachusetts...
article Somerville’s Curtatone doesn’t shy away from a fight
(Massachusetts) -- As a first-term alderman with designs on becoming mayor of Somerville, Joe Curtatone at 30 was known as a fighter for progressive causes, a thorn in...

2/24/2016

article Charlie Baker moves to resolve Wynn Resorts casino crisis
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Charlie Baker says he plans to bring Wynn Resorts 
execs and Somerville Mayor 
Joseph A. Curtatone together with his own environmental chief to...
article Wynn delays casino groundbreaking
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts, primed to begin construction on a $1.7 billion casino this spring, said Wednesday it is postponing groundbreaking indefinitely because...
article Wynn: Casino work on hold because of Somerville appeal
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is putting its $1.7 billion casino project for the Boston-area temporarily on hold. Robert DeSalvio, who is overseeing the development,...

2/19/2016

article Wynn and Somerville mayor trade barbs over casino project
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts says Somerville's latest challenge to its Everett casino will cost Massachusetts $55 million every month the project is delayed. The...

2/18/2016

article Appeal: Casino will harm Somerville's health
(Massachusetts) -- The billion-dollar Wynn casino in Everett will cause significant environmental damage to Somerville, according to an appeal Mayor Joe Curtatone filed...

2/16/2016

article Curtatone: 'We will go as far as we have to' with casino appeal
(Massachusetts) -- Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone said he would not let up in his fight to have his environmental concerns heard surrounding a planned Wynn Casino...

2/13/2016

article Somerville challenges environmental permit for Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- A Boston suburb is mounting another challenge to Wynn's planned casino in nearby Everett. Somerville filed an administrative appeal Thursday with...
article Somerville files new claim against Everett casino
(Indiana) -- The fate of Tropicana Evansville’s plans to move from its current riverboat docked along the Ohio River to a new $50 million onshore facility will be...

2/12/2016

article Somerville files environmental challenge to Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- Somverville has filed a last-minute challenge to a key waterfront license for the $1.6 billion Wynn casino in Everett that will trigger an automatic...

2/10/2016

article Hostilities are over; Wynn and Boston singing 'Kumbaya'
(Massachusetts) -- Steve Wynn has talked in glowing terms about his company's plans to build a resort complex along the Mystic River in the Boston-area town of...

2/5/2016

article State OK's deal on Boston's dispute with casino
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts closed the books on Boston's bitter fight over Wynn Resorts' $1.7 billion casino development in Everett on Thursday as state...

2/4/2016

article Gambling panel endorses deal clearing way for Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- The state Gaming Commission Thursday endorsed a breakthrough agreement between Boston officials and Wynn Resorts over a $1.7 billion casino planned...

1/29/2016

article Deal with Boston advances Everett casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- The vision of thousands of gamblers streaming into a gleaming new casino soaring over the banks of the Mystic River in Everett has never been closer...
article Lucrative casino deal signed by Walsh & Wynn
(Massachusetts) -- It appears the bitter legal battle between the city of Boston and Wynn Resorts Ltd. has ended as the city’s Mayor Marty Walsh and Steve Wynn...

1/28/2016

article Boston Mayor and Casino Mogul End Argument over Everett Resort
(Massachusetts) -- It seems that Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Wynn Resorts founder Steve Wynn have eventually decided to stop bickering over the construction of a $1...
article Boston-Wynn saga reaches end as Walsh, casino reach agreement
(Massachusetts) -- The long legal battle between Mayor Marty Walsh and developers of an Everett casino on Boston’s doorstep is over. Walsh on Wednesday night...
article DeLeo happy to see casino dispute resolved
(Massachusetts) -- House Speaker Robert DeLeo said he was pleased to see the city of Boston strike a deal with the Wynn Group that paves the way for a planned casino in...
article Wynn Resorts, Boston mayor kiss & make up
(Massachusetts) -- Casino operator Wynn Resorts has finally reached a deal with the city of Boston over Wynn’s planned $1.7b casino in Everett, Massachusetts.
article Wynn-Win situation: City inks lucrative deal for Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- The city and casino titan Steve Wynn have inked a deal that could bring $368 million to Boston over a 
15-year period, ending a bitter legal battle...

1/27/2016

article Walsh, Wynn strike deal on Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Las Vegas billionaire Steve Wynn have struck a deal over the casino mogul’s plans for a $1.7 billion gambling...
article Editorial: Walsh made the right call on Everett casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- IN THE end, Mayor Walsh and casino developer Steve Wynn settled their differences in a way that’s a credit to them both: over the negotiating...

1/25/2016

article Is Wynn Resorts winning over City Hall?
(Massachusetts) -- As the top executive of Wynn Resorts’ local operations, Bob DeSalvio has plenty of challenges on the horizon. He’ll oversee the...

1/18/2016

article Suffolk wins $1 billion contract to build Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- Boston-based Suffolk Construction Co. has landed the $1 billion contract to build the Wynn Resort casino in Everett, one of the largest private...

1/5/2016

article Everett seizes Wynn land due to clerical flub
(Massachusetts) -- A $168 property tax bill that Wynn Resorts missed due to a clerical error prompted Everett’s tax collector to move to seize land the casino...

12/17/2015

article Walsh meets privately with Wynn president after losing lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Everett President Robert DeSalvio said Thursday the company will not sweeten the financial pot now under negotiations with the city of Boston....

12/14/2015

article Is Marty Walsh finally folding on the Everett casino?
(Massachusetts) -- Is the utterly incomprehensible legal battle between Marty Walsh and Steve Wynn finally headed for some kind of sensible conclusion? Such an outcome,...

12/10/2015

article Wynn, Walsh Meet on Tuesday to Discuss Casino Issues
(Massachusetts) -- Numerous sources confirmed Tuesday that Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had met with casino developer Steve Wynn Tuesday morning in Boston City Hall for the...

12/8/2015

article Mayor Walsh, Steve Wynn hold talks on Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- Just days after a judge struck down the City of Boston’s legal bid to block a resort casino in Everett, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and casino...
article Wynn and Walsh meet over $1.7B Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- Casino mogul Steve Wynn met with Mayor Martin J. Walsh today, their first face-to-face session since a judge last week dismissed Boston's lawsuit...

12/7/2015

article How much has the city of Boston spent on its Wynn Everett casino lawsuit?
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Friday that the city is still deciding whether to appeal a Suffolk Superior Court judge’s ruling that dismissed...

12/6/2015

article Judge dismisses Boston's lawsuit to block Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- The legal battle over Wynn’s planned MA casino is not over, despite a judge’s decision to dismiss lawsuits filed by the cities of Boston...

12/5/2015

article Boston’s Walsh won’t fold after casino case tossed out
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Marty Walsh isn’t folding yet in his fight against an Everett casino planned by Wynn Resorts, even after a Suffolk Superior Court judge...
article Judge Blasts Anti-Wynn Boston Lawsuit, Throws it Out of Court in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- Boston’s legal effort to derail Wynn Resorts’ planned $1.7 billion casino in nearby Everett has been criticized and ultimately rejected by...
article Judge dismisses Boston’s lawsuit against MA Gaming Commissioner
(Massachusetts) -- On Thursday a Suffolk County Superior Court Judge dismissed the city of Boston’s lawsuit that attempted to stop construction of Wynn Resorts $1....
article Judge slams Boston for 'spurious' claims of regulators favoring Wynn casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts judge has dismissed the city of Boston’s legal bid to derail the construction of Wynn Resorts new casino in neighboring Everett.
article Walsh weighs Wynn options
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh yesterday would not rule out an appeal of a Suffolk Superior Court judge’s Thursday dismissal of a city lawsuit...

12/4/2015

article How much has the city of Boston spent on its Wynn Everett casino lawsuit?
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Friday that the city is still deciding whether to appeal a Suffolk Superior Court judge’s ruling that dismissed...
article In wake of lawsuit rejection, Walsh defends Wynn fight
(Massachusetts) -- One day after a judge rejected Boston’s lawsuit to halt a nearby casino, Mayor Martin J. Walsh indicated Friday he was not prepared to end the...
article Judge dismisses Boston's lawsuit to block Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- A Suffolk County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Boston in an attempt to halt the construction of a $1.7 billion casino in...
article Marty Walsh doubles down on fight against Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh, after taking a rhetorical beating from a judge who threw out his administration’s effort to block an Everett casino,...
article With Wynn suit dismissed, Revere’s incoming mayor doesn’t want to fight anymore
(Massachusetts) -- Revere Mayor-elect Brian Arrigo wants the city to turn the page on its casino aspirations and open discussions with Wynn Resorts, after a Suffolk...

12/3/2015

article Judge rejects Boston suit to block casino
(Massachusetts) -- A Suffolk Superior judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the City of Boston to stop a $1.7 billion casino, delivering a stunning blow to...
article Judge tosses Boston’s lawsuit vs. gaming panel
(Massachusetts) -- Boston is not a host community to the Wynn Resorts casino in Everett, and the city has no right to ask for members of the Massachusetts Gaming...

11/13/2015

article Somerville mayor opposed to casino footbridge
(Massachusetts) -- The mayor of Somerville vows to fight a proposed footbridge that would span the Mystic River and link his city to the Wynn casino being built on the...

11/12/2015

article Wynn seeks a footbridge to casino
(Massachusetts) -- Workmen building a massive casino on the Everett side of the Mystic River can easily see the bustling. MBTA station on the opposite bank in Somerville...

11/10/2015

article Wynn Everett casino exceeds veteran-owned business contracting goal for design phase
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts announced Tuesday that it has awarded more than $3 million in contracts to certified veteran-owned businesses during the design phase of...

11/4/2015

article Wynn will fund a study of a Mystic River footbridge to its casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts said Wednesday that a company-funded study about a proposed footbridge connecting its Everett casino site with the MBTA will be completed...

10/29/2015

article Wynn outlines changes to proposed Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts executives on Thursday unveiled a handful of tweaks to their design for a $1.7 billion hotel and casino complex in Everett, including the...

10/23/2015

article Wynn Resorts begins clean up of future Everett casino site
(Massachusetts) -- Work has begun to clean up the 33-acre site that will be the future home to Wynn Resorts' $1.7 billion waterfront casino in Everett, the casino...

10/19/2015

article Critics of MBTA, Wynn casino land deal lose in court
(Massachusetts) -- In a defeat for opponents of the casino planned for Everett, a Suffolk Superior Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the MBTA’s...

10/16/2015

article Wynn Files Lawsuit Regarding Allegations
(Massachusetts) -- After having restrained itself for many months, Wynn Everett owner Steve Wynn said Wednesday, Oct. 7, that his company is fed up with the treatment it...

10/12/2015

article Mayor defends lawsuit in casino fight
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh says the head of Wynn 
Everett shouldn’t “take it personal” that the city filed a lawsuit while they were in talks over traffic...

10/9/2015

article Casino feud with Walsh has Wynn boss ‘baffled’
(Massachusetts) -- The head of the Wynn Resorts casino project in Everett said he is “baffled” by the Walsh administration’s latest legal salvo after...
article Everett United Heads to Boston to Protest Mayor Walsh’s Actions
(Massachusetts) -- Everett United has a problem with the mayor. The mayor of Boston that is, and today, Oct. 7, they are travelling to Boston City Hall Plaza to make...
article Walsh poll finds high marks for mayor on casino front
(Massachusetts) -- A majority of Boston voters approve of the way Mayor Martin J. Walsh has handled the proposed Everett casino, according to an internal poll taken by...
article Boston Files New Suit to Strip Wynn of MEPA Certificate
(Massachusetts) -- The City of Boston – just as it spoke of productive meetings last week with Wynn executives – quietly filed a new lawsuit in Suffolk...

10/8/2015

article Wynn Sues for Libel in Massachusetts over “Bogus” Leaked Documents
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resort’s casino battle with the City of Boston intensified this week with the news that the casino giant is attempting to sue an unknown...

9/29/2015

article Boston Files New Legal Complaint Against Everett Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Boston officials filed a new lawsuit against Wynn Resorts in a bid to prevent the gambling operator from building a $1.7-billion casino resort on the...

9/26/2015

article Judge to Issue Decision on Casino Lawsuits
(Massachusetts) -- A judge in Suffolk Superior Court heard several arguments Tuesday afternoon on multiple lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC)...

9/25/2015

article No Ruling Yet on Casino Lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- A judge in Suffolk Superior Court heard several arguments Tuesday afternoon on multiple lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC)...
article The mayor and the mogul gingerly seek peace
(Massachusetts) -- Perhaps relations really are thawing between Mayor Marty Walsh and casino mogul Steve Wynn. Or, to put it a little less diplomatically, maybe Walsh is...

9/24/2015

article Marty Walsh-Wynn Resorts talks eyed as salvage bid
(Massachusetts) -- The renewed talks between Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Wynn Resorts reps yesterday over a Boston lawsuit to kill a proposed Everett casino may be a last-...
article Mass., cities spar in court over Wynn Resorts casino license
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts' Boston-area casino was the focus in court Tuesday as a judge heard arguments in the state's bid to throw out a series of...

9/23/2015

article Wynn withdraws application for online gaming licence in New Jersey
(Massachusetts) -- Under an aggressive legal strategy pursued by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the City of Boston has filed hundreds of pages of legal documents in its claim...

9/22/2015

article Judge considers dismissal of Boston lawsuit on Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- A judge hearing the City of Boston’s lawsuit challenging the validity of a license awarded to Wynn Resorts for a casino in Everett on Tuesday...
article Judge skeptical of Boston’s casino challenge
(Massachusetts) -- BOSTON, REVERE, AND THE CASINO OPERATOR Mohegan Sun on Tuesday argued they should be allowed to continue their legal challenge to the Massachusetts...
article Judge wary of casino foes’ claims
(Massachusetts) -- A Suffolk Superior Court judge appeared skeptical yesterday when the lawyer representing Boston suggested that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was...
article Sides argue over Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts’ Boston-area casino was the focus in court Tuesday as a judge heard arguments in the state’s bid to throw out a series of...
article State and cities spar in court over Wynn's casino license
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts judge is hearing arguments in Boston, Revere and Somerville's lawsuits challenging Wynn's casino license. Superior Court Judge...

9/19/2015

article State gives Everett the power to seize parcels near casino site
(Massachusetts) -- State officials have taken another step to help pave the way for Wynn Resorts’ $1.7 billion gambling palace, this time by giving a new Everett...

9/14/2015

article High Rollers Are Fine but Resort Casino Needs Orange Line Riders to Thrive
(Massachusetts) -- On the sidewalks of Everett, I have heard it said that Steve Wynn is quietly planning to lure planeloads of nouveau riche from the People’s...

9/11/2015

article Site prep starts on the contested Wynn casino in Everett
(Massachusetts) -- Machinery moved along the Mystic River Thursday, and so it had come to pass: Site preparation was underway for the proposed $1.7 billion Wynn Resorts...

9/10/2015

article Wynn Stresses Everett Momentum
(Massachusetts) -- It was more than a little media stagecraft and ceremony involved as a lone loader operator went to work Thursday morning removing a smattering of...

9/5/2015

article MGC official says “wire tap room” allegations are false
(Massachusetts) -- Allegations that private investigators’ working for Wynn Resorts gained unauthorized access to a “wire tap room” in the state...

9/1/2015

article Wynn Gets Key Approval In Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- The $1.7 billion Wynn Everett Casino has overcome another hurdle when Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton approved the traffic...

8/29/2015

article Proposed Wynn Everett Casino Wins Crucial Environmental Permit
(Massachusetts) -- Gambling operator Wynn Resorts was granted on Friday a key environmental permit from Massachusetts environmental authorities.
article Wynn permit approved by Massachusetts environmental agency
(Massachusetts) -- Late Friday Wynn Resorts won a key environmental approval for its $1.7 billion Wynn Everett casino project bringing it one step closer to finally...

8/28/2015

article Planning Board Plans Vote on Wynn Site Plan on Sept.16
(Massachusetts) -- The Everett Planning Board voted unanimously on Monday night to continue the Site Plan Review of the Wynn Everett casino project, with an expected...
article Wynn casino proposal wins environmental permit from state
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts’ proposal for a $1.7 billion casino in Everett won a crucial environmental permit from the state on Friday, clearing one of the...
article Wynn earns key state approval for Boston-area casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts won a key state approval for its Boston-area casino late Friday, bringing the $1.7 billion project billed as the state's largest...

8/27/2015

article EDITORIAL: Give Steve Wynn the green light — but with caution
(Massachusetts) -- The decision environmental affairs secretary Matt Beaton must make by Friday should be very straightforward: has casino developer Steve Wynn, who...

8/25/2015

article Boston turns to costly, fierce attorney in casino fight
(Massachusetts) -- Early in his escalating war against the state Gaming Commission, Mayor Martin J. Walsh deployed a new weapon: a pricey outside lawyer who radiates...
article LEUNG: A townie from Charlestown rolls the dice with Wynn
(Massachusetts) -- It would have been easier for state Representative Dan Ryan, who lives a mile from Steve Wynn’s planned $1.7 billion casino, to join Boston...
article Top transportation official backs permit for Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts' top transportation official says Wynn has adequately addressed traffic and transit issues surrounding its planned $1.7 billion...
article Transportation boss gives Wynn OK, while cities stew
(Massachusetts) -- State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack says gambling mogul Steve Wynn has adequately addressed traffic and transit issues around his $1.7...

8/24/2015

article Steve Wynn: Loved in Las Vegas, hated in Boston
(Massachusetts) -- Steve Wynn earned widespread respect in Las Vegas for creating some of the Strip’s most successful resorts, but his plans to expand his business...
article Wynn casino in Everett gets huge boost
(Massachusetts) -- The Baker administration delivered a huge boost to Wynn Resorts’ proposal to build a $1.7 billion casino in Everett when its transportation...

8/23/2015

article Waiting for a windfall down the Lynde in Everett
(Massachusetts) -- Opposite the sliver of land where Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn has promised to erect a $1.7 billion gambling house sits a section of Everett that’...

8/22/2015

article Massachusetts Attorney General Urges Environmental Official to Hold Off on Wynn Casino Permit
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sent on Friday a 15-page letter to Matthew Beaton, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, urging...
article Massachusetts attorney general wants state to deny environmental permit to Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- Citing visitors considerations, Massachusetts Lawyer Basic Maura Healey is looking upon state environmental officers to disclaim Wynn Resorts a key...
article Wynn Resort response to Attorney General
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is pushing back after Massachusetts’ Attorney General called for state environmental officials to deny the company a crucial...

8/21/2015

article Attorney general wants state to deny permit to Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- Citing traffic concerns, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling upon state environmental officials to deny Wynn Resorts a key permit...
article Attorney general: Wynn should be denied enviro certificate until traffic plan in place
(Massachusetts) -- Attorney General Maura Healey on Friday weighed in on the resort casino planned for Everett, urging Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs...
article Healey urges accord on Sullivan Square before issuing Wynn casino permit
(Massachusetts) -- State Attorney General Maura Healey on Friday urged the state’s top environmental official to deny a crucial permit for the construction of a $1...
article Maura Healey move throws up roadblock at Wynn
(Massachusetts) -- Gambling mogul Steve Wynn is demanding “fair treatment” after Attorney General Maura Healey moved yesterday to slam the brakes on his $1.7...

8/20/2015

article Wynn revisits footbridge idea for Everett Casino
(Massachusetts) -- With plans to build a casino in Everett at a price tag of $1.7 billion, Wynn Resorts, has now brought back up the subject of a pedestrian footbridge....

8/19/2015

article Wynn proposes somebody could build a bridge to his casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts, which intends to build a $1.7 billion resort casino in Everett, plans to pay for the state to revisit an idea it took up just a few...

8/14/2015

article Wynn Resorts Releases Rendering of Everett Casino Harborwalk
(Massachusetts) -- Gambling operator Wynn Resorts released on Thursday a rendering of its 20-foot wide pedestrian and bicycle harborwalk, which is to be part of the $1.7...

8/13/2015

article Officials confer on traffic changes near proposed Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- Top officials from Boston and the state transportation department met Thursday to discuss ways to alleviate traffic in congested Sullivan Square,...
article Wynn details plans for Harborwalk near casino
(Massachusetts) -- When it's completed, the $1.7 billion resort casino in Everett will include a public harborwalk for pedestrians and bicycles that will extend the...
article Wynn Moves Forward With Casino Plans, Despite Disagreement With Walsh
(Massachusetts) -- The dispute over the proposed Everett casino got testy this week, with a war of words between Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and casino developer Steve Wynn.

8/12/2015

article Steve Wynn has 'had enough' of the mayor of Boston
(Massachusetts) -- "I've had enough of Mayor Walsh," billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn told The Boston Globe in a recent phone interview. It's the...
article Steve Wynn must deal with Boston, Mayor Walsh says
(Massachusetts) -- In an escalating war of words, Mayor Martin J. Walsh shot back Tuesday at gambling mogul Steve Wynn, saying that if Wynn had a problem with Walsh,...

8/11/2015

article After Steve Wynn calls him ‘irresponsible,’ Boston mayor Marty Walsh hits back
(Massachusetts) -- Casino mogul Steve Wynn and Mayor Marty Walsh on Tuesday locked horns through the media again, clashing over a planned $1.7 billion casino in...
article Steve Wynn has blunt message for Boston mayor
(Massachusetts) -- The endless litigation and haggling over traffic mitigation might discourage a lesser mogul. Not Steve Wynn. "The chances of us leaving are zero...

8/6/2015

article Wynn Everett to pay $850 million over 15 years
(Massachusetts) -- Between community mitigation payments, payments in lieu of taxes to Everett and transportation improvements, Wynn Resorts plans to expend about $850...

8/4/2015

article Massachusetts Gaming Commission wants judge to dismiss Boston's lawsuit against Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- State gambling regulators want a judge to dismiss Boston's lawsuit challenging the award of a casino license to casino operator Wynn, saying the...
article Wynn Officials Say There Was No Offer of Additional Money for Boston
(Massachusetts) -- If one has ever played the children’s game ‘telephone,’ then one knows that there can be two radically different versions of what...

8/3/2015

article Judge rebukes Walsh in fight with Wynn over casino
(Massachusetts) -- A Suffolk Superior Court judge rebuked the Walsh administration Monday for using litigation as a public relations tool in the city’s ongoing...
article State seeks to dismiss Boston lawsuit against Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- The state wants a judge to dismiss Boston's lawsuit challenging the award of a casino license to Wynn. In a filing provided to the Associated Press,...

8/1/2015

article Wynn would pay for Boston subway improvements in casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- American business magnate, Steve Wynn, along with Wynn Resorts, wants to help Boston’s subway system by giving it a $7 million plus...

7/31/2015

article Steve Wynn Offered Mayor Walsh "Nine-Figure" Sum To Sweeten Everett Casino Deal
(Massachusetts) -- Casino magnate Steve Wynn offered Mayor Martin J. Walsh a nine figure sum to settle his lawsuit over Wynn's casino license in Everett, the Mayor...
article Walsh says Wynn offered ‘nine figure’ sum to end Boston’s lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- The acrimonious relationship between Mayor Martin J. Walsh and casino mogul Steve Wynn took a turn for the worse Friday, when what the mayor described...
article Wynn proposes subsidizing subway in Boston-area casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is proposing lending a hand to Boston's creaky transit system. The Las Vegas casino giant wants to pay the state transit authority...
article Wynn scoffs at Walsh’s claim of big payoff offer
(Massachusetts) -- Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is disputing claims by Mayor Martin J. Walsh that millions more are being offered to the city to end the high-stakes...
article Wynn: No deal for added millions for Boston
(Massachusetts) -- Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn said no new deal is on the table with Boston, contrary to what Mayor Martin J. Walsh said today. “In his...

7/30/2015

article Wynn offers to bolster T’s Orange Line
(Massachusetts) -- Frequent Orange Line riders know that sinking feeling of seeing that the next train won’t be arriving for another 10 minutes. There’s...
article Wynn’s T offer could sweeten casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- Casino mogul Steve Wynn wants to subsidize MBTA service that runs near his proposed Everett gambling site, even as he wrangles with the state over a...

7/29/2015

article Casino land deal criminal case keys on investigators
(Massachusetts) -- A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday over allegations that private investigators working for Wynn Resorts gained unauthorized access to files in...
article Judge hears arguments in criminal case related to Boston-area Wynn casino project
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts' biggest casino project is back in federal court. A federal judge is hearing arguments Wednesday in a wire fraud case against three...

7/25/2015

article Maura Healey’s casino concerns
(Massachusetts) -- ATTORNEY GENERAL Maura Healey has a simple message about the casino Steve Wynn wants to build in Everett: The state doesn’t really know what the...

7/19/2015

article Opinion: Wynn needs to win over Charlestown hearts
(Massachusetts) -- BY NOW, STEVE WYNN knows what he’s up against. A classic Boston stew — politics plus sour grapes — stirred by citizen activists who...

7/14/2015

article Healey Takes on Wynn Casino Traffic
(Massachusetts) -- Traffic north of Boston seized up for hours Tuesday morning after a tractor trailer filled with scrap metal flipped over in Sullivan Square –...
article Mass. AG calling for new Everett casino traffic study, public may have to pay
(Massachusetts) -- State Attorney General Maura Healey is calling for a new traffic study surrounding the proposed Wynn Resort Casino in Everett, and it's possible...

7/13/2015

article Boston Says Casino Exec Knew Land Tied to Felon
(Massachusetts) -- The city of Boston says interviews conducted by state investigators show Wynn Resorts was aware a convicted felon had a stake in land it eyed for a...
article Boston says Wynn Resorts reps knew of mob ties to land
(Massachusetts) -- Recently discovered interviews with at least five people suggest Wynn Resorts knew a mob associate with felony convictions would profit from his stake...
article Report: Massachusetts Gaming Commission worked with felon in casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- Last week the cities of Boston, Somerville, and Revere filed a complaint with the state, alleging the Massachusetts gaming commission colluded with...
article State AG calls for delay in key permit for Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- The state should delay its consideration of a crucial environmental permit needed for the construction of a $1.7 billion casino in Everett until an...

7/10/2015

article Clinton campaign official previously tried to kill Boston-area Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- A Hillary Clinton campaign official tried last year to thwart the Wynn Resorts casino planned just outside Boston. Charles Baker—a different...

7/9/2015

article All You Need To Know About Boston’s Lawsuit Against The Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- Lawyers for the city of Boston and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission meet in court Thursday over Boston’s lawsuit against the proposed Wynn...
article State loses bid to toss Boston suit challenging Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators on Thursday lost their bid to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Boston challenging the award of the state’s most...

7/8/2015

article State's decision to grant Wynn casino license challenged
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators are embroiled in lawsuits over their decision to award the state's most lucrative casino license to Wynn Resorts...

7/7/2015

article Anti-casino activists sue over sale of state land to Wynn
(Massachusetts) -- A group of Massachusetts residents opposed to casinos are challenging the sale of state property to Wynn Resorts with a new lawsuit. The complaint...
article New lawsuit challenges Wynn casino on MBTA land acquisition
(Massachusetts) -- A group of taxpayers has filed a new lawsuit that seeks to derail plans for a Wynn Resorts casino in Everett and adds their objections to those of...

7/3/2015

article Small Boston Board the Center of Newest Casino Controversy
(Massachusetts) -- Just five days before receiving a pointed rejection letter from the Boston’s transportation commissioner concerning a critical Sullivan Square...

7/1/2015

article Boston, casino developer at odds over roads
(Massachusetts) -- Gaming regulators last year ruled that Boston wouldn’t get the right to vote on Wynn Resorts’ proposed casino complex planned for land in...
article Wynn Resorts schedules job fairs to help fill 4,000 positions for new casino
(Massachusetts) -- In anticipation of hiring 4,000 people for permanent jobs in the yet-to-be-built Wynn Everett resort casino, the company is set to hold career fairs...

6/18/2015

article Steve Wynn Is Being A Good Neighbor
(Massachusetts) -- While the twists and turns on the awarding of the casino license to Wynn Resorts continue with new lawsuits and allegations being leveled against the...

6/17/2015

article Wynn casino boots craft brewery
(Massachusetts) -- Idle Hands Craft Ales, one of the Boston area’s popular craft brewers, announced Tuesday it’s moving out of its Everett space at the end...

6/16/2015

article Everett businesses clearing out for Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts’ proposal to build a $1.7 billion casino complex on the banks of the Mystic River is bogged down in political, legal, and...

6/12/2015

article Mayor, Wynn reps meet to talk casino rivalry
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Mayor Marty Walsh met this week with representatives from Wynn Resorts, the casino company at the center of the city’s lawsuit against...

6/11/2015

article Gaming commissioners defend licensing of Everett casino
(Massachusetts) -- Gambling regulators appeared to present a united front on Thursday as the chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission faces questions about a...
article MGC Gives Wynn High Marks for Early Diversity Contracts
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) gave high marks to Wynn Everett officials for their early use of women, minority and veteran contractors.

6/6/2015

article Editorial: Boston should attend casino planning meetings
(Massachusetts) -- MAYOR MARTY WALSH’S lawsuit to block the Wynn casino in Everett faces long odds, and while that legal process plays out, the city needs to do...

6/4/2015

article Wynn opens Massachusetts office near planned casino site
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is opening an office in Massachusetts to oversee the development of a planned $1.6 billion casino in Everett. The gambling company...

5/29/2015

article Wynn officials expect MEPA filing this summer
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn officials who plan to build a $1.7 billion resort casino in Everett expect to provide a key filing for their controversial project sometime this...

5/27/2015

article Commission mum on possible sanctions for Wynn
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming commissioners refuse to say whether casino mogul Steve Wynn would face any sanctions if he’s found to have broken state gambling...

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