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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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Wynn Everett Files New Environmental Plans to Deal with Traffic

February 26, 2015
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Wynn Everett filed more than 1,500 pages of its supplemental environmental reports dealing with traffic last Thursday and Friday – revealing enhanced plans to deal with Santilli Highway and Sweetser Circle. While the majority of the voluminous document addressed issues of little concern to the public such as air traffic analyses, a good piece...

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Shovels and Aspirin:Emergency Rooms, Chiropractors Busy With Snow Injuries

February 26, 2015
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There’s no doubt the recent snow cavalcade has taken its toll on the general attitude of most folks, but health care providers report that it has also taken quite a toll on the physical well being of young and old. On a typical day in the Chelsea MGH Urgent Care, Dr. Brent Ragar might...

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Wynn Everett Details its Strategies for Cleanup of Site Contamination

February 18, 2015
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Wynn Everett Details its Strategies for Cleanup of Site Contamination

Wynn Everett officials unveiled details last week about the environmental cleanup of the future casino site on Lower Broadway, once home to the noxious chemical franchise Monsanto. Jamie Fay of Ft. Point Associates in Boston said they have a good idea of the three major areas of pollution on the site, and that his...

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To Break or Not To Break: Is February Vacation Still Necessary?

February 18, 2015
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There is virtually no one who can readily recall just why it is that Massachusetts schools take one week of vacation in February. It is as old as the oldest teacher or most seasoned administrator – whether active or retired. Some say it’s a vestige of World War II heating oil rationing. Others say...

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Wynn Officials, Boston Have Been Meeting to Discuss Traffic Fixes

February 12, 2015
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Despite the City of Boston’s cold reception of Wynn Everett when it comes to negotiating mitigation agreements and other such things, apparently working out traffic problems with Wynn has not been so taboo – including very detailed discussions of traffic fixes in Sullivan Square. Bob DeSalvio, vice president of development for Wynn Everett, told...

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Wynn Will Likely File Key Environmental Reports Later This Month

February 12, 2015
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A deadline for a final environmental report addressing traffic solutions in Everett and Charlestown has come and gone for Wynn Everett, but the casino developer has said it is working diligently with state agencies and waiting for their responses to proposals in the report. Most importantly, Bob DeSalvio, senior vice president of development at...

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