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No Discussion:Wynn Says It Knows of No Investigation by Federal Authorities

November 27, 2014
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Wynn Resorts officials said this week that they are aware of no federal investigation into money laundering by customers of its casinos, and believe that there is no threat to the Everett casino license due to allegations of the investigation. “We are not aware of any investigation of the company and no agency has...

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Boston Harley Closes Its Doors on the Parkway

November 27, 2014
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Boston Harley Closes Its Doors on the Parkway

The Boston Harley Davidson sales and service mega-store on Revere Beach Parkway closed last week in it’s planned move to Revere’s Copeland Circle. The Revere store plans to open on Nov. 29 – Black Friday. The Everett store officially closed on Thursday, Nov. 20. For years, the only Harley dealership in the immediate vicinity...

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Executive Order on Immigration Helps Some in Everett, but Not All

November 27, 2014
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When President Barack Obama announced his executive order for illegal immigration last Thursday night, there was no shortage of Everett residents who were glued to their television sets. However, while some rejoiced at the announcement, others found profound sadness in it as they were not qualified for protection under the order and would remain...

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Everett Bucks State, Breaks for Coakley

November 18, 2014
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Everett voters came out in large numbers last Tuesday, buoyed likely by the casino repeal vote, and in the process chose Martha Coakley for governor by 20 percentage points. Her opponent, Republican Charlie Baker, won the statewide vote by 1 percentage point – or some 30,000 votes. In Everett, 9,379 voters came to the...

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Wynn Accepts License:Delivers $85 Million Check

November 18, 2014
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Wynn Accepts License:Delivers $85 Million Check

All throughout the casino licensing process in Greater Boston, there was a huge swath of folks who nearly always contended that the Wynn Resorts company was not serious about their proposal for a Massachusetts casino. Many of those folks were, obviously, competitors, but many were just observers. Even after Wynn won the license this...

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Question 3 Defeat Draws Loud Cheers in Everett

November 18, 2014
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Question 3 Defeat Draws Loud Cheers in Everett

Statewide, the biggest news last Tuesday was the nip-and-tuck gubernatorial race, but in Everett the story of the night was Question 3 – the casino repeal vote. And as the results statewide rolled in and it appeared Question 3 was going to be defeated and the Wynn casino proposal would roll on in Everett,...

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Substantial Electricity Bill Increases Will Hit Residents this Month

November 7, 2014
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Constraints in the supply of natural gas to the region will lead to the largest increase in winter electric bills in decades. National Grid experts said the increases kicked in on Nov. 1 and would be reflected in this month’s bills. Rates are expected to increase a total of 37 percent through May 1,...

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Double Dancing: Everett Dancer Lands Two Parts in This Year’s Boston Ballet Nutcracker Production

November 7, 2014
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Double Dancing: Everett Dancer Lands Two Parts in This Year’s Boston Ballet Nutcracker Production

When Everett’s Vera Barrett and her daughter, Gabriella, opened up an e-mail last month from the Boston Ballet School concerning the Nutcracker casting decisions, it was more than just a surprise. It was a double surprise. That’s because in this year’s production of the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker, 10-year-old Gabriella Barrett will not only play...

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Despite Change in T Land Sale to Wynn, Revere Mayor Still has Concerns

November 7, 2014
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One major concern for Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has been put to rest in the MBTA land sale with Wynn Resorts on Lower Broadway, but the problems are not over for the mayor to the east. Rob DeSalvio, senior vice president of development, recently told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) that recent land surveys...

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Wynn Working on Redesign of Casino Tower

November 7, 2014
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Wynn Resorts officials late last month told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) that – if Question 3 is defeated – they are ready to unveil a new design for the proposed casino on Lower Broadway. The MGC had asked Wynn to redesign the tower concept that has served as the face of the project...

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