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Despite Delaying Certificate, Secretary Agrees with Wynn Traffic Numbers

April 16, 2015
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Despite Delaying Certificate, Secretary Agrees with Wynn Traffic Numbers

Despite complaints from surrounding cities over traffic numbers contained in the Wynn Everett environmental filing (SFEIR), the state secretary for environmental affairs and MassDOT support those numbers and indicated they were formed using the same methods as those used for other casinos, including the Mohegan Sun project in Revere. The Wynn SFEIR that was...

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ATF,Everett Police Host K-9 Program for Hundreds of Police Dogs

April 16, 2015
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ATF,Everett Police Host K-9 Program for Hundreds of Police Dogs

More than 100 K-9 officers and scores of police departments from as far away as New York City to as close as the Everett Police units descended on the old Everett High School K-9 training facility last week for training and certification. Under Chief Steve Mazzie, the K-9 unit has grown over the last...

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Environmental Cleanup at Wynn Site Will Move Ahead

April 7, 2015
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Environmental Cleanup at Wynn Site Will Move Ahead

Despite the news that state environmental regulators have delayed giving Wynn Everett its full certificate, Wynn officials said Monday night that they are allowed – and will – continue on with the environmental cleanup of the casino site. They estimated that contaminated soils at three “hot spots” on the site could be removed late...

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Wynn Officials Digesting Information after Setback on State Environmental Document

April 7, 2015
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Wynn officials are taking a careful read this week of a set of new requirements issued late last Friday evening by state environmental regulators that calls for more work on traffic mitigation and a remedy for what was termed to be an “illegal” land sale on Lower Broadway between the MBTA and Wynn Everett....

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Wynn Will Consider Using Rail to Ship out Soils

April 7, 2015
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Wynn environmental consultants said Monday night that they are looking into the feasibility of shipping out some contaminated soils by rail, and are very high on the idea. Chris Gordon, a Massachusetts-based environmental consultant, said at a public meeting in Charlestown on Monday night that they have been in talks with freight railroad companies...

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Mclaughlin Makes It Official: He’s Running for Ward 6

April 2, 2015
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Mclaughlin Makes It Official: He’s Running for Ward 6

Former Common Councillor Michael McLaughlin officially announced this past Monday that he will be running for Ward 6 City Council in the coming city election. “I’m ready to kick it off again,” he said. “The night I lost it was tough. I wiped the dirt and dust off and got ready for another day....

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Distracted to Death: Texting Law Hard to Enforce Despite Increasing Dangers

March 25, 2015
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Distracted to Death: Texting Law Hard to Enforce Despite Increasing Dangers

As the state’s texting and driving law hits its five-year anniversary, texting and driving – or phone distractions of any type – are a sight more common than ever on streets and highways. More often than not, at any busy intersection, one can observe driver after driver passing by with one eye on the...

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Wynn Resorts Said to Have More Lower Broadway Properties under Control

March 10, 2015
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Wynn Resorts Said to Have More Lower Broadway Properties under Control

Strong sources have revealed this week that several parcels of land on the west side of Lower Broadway have come under the control of Wynn Resorts, though the company is likely not interested in doing any further shopping. “Wynn has control of the properties needed to build a Wynn Everett Resort that will meet our five-star...

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Wynn: Everett gives Diversification to Deal with Macau Downturn

March 10, 2015
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When Wynn Everett executives presented a report on the company balance sheet to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last September in the days leading up to the decision to award a license to the casino company, prominent on that sheet was the overflowing revenues from Macau – a former Portuguese colony off the coast...

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Safe Shot: Vaccinations Take Center Stage in Local National Debate

March 4, 2015
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When there’s a stoplight that turns red late at night when there is no other traffic around, most people will stop anyway just because it’s a simple rule and a safe practice. Some, however, will not, and the more people that break a simple rule, the more dangerous it becomes for the whole community....

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