The Globe reports on Supreme Judicial Court Justice Robert Cordy, who once did lobbying for Suffolk Downs and who worked for then Gov. William Weld, now a lawyer for Steve Wynn, which is battling Suffolk Downs/Mohegan Sun for the Boston area's one casino license.
Lawsuit? Mayor Walsh issued this statement today on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's decision yesterday that Boston isn't a referendum-holding host community for either of the proposed local casinos:
Based on the ambiguous and arbitrary process the Gaming Commission has pursued, we believe that we have multiple options available to us at this time.
We are continuing to work aggressively to determine the appropriate action to continue our fight for the people of Boston. My position has not changed: Boston is a host community to both sites, and the people of Boston -- of Charlestown and East Boston -- deserve the opportunity to vote and have their voices heard. â€‹
Yeah, sure, casinos right on the city line will have major impacts on Boston, but Boston is not a "host community" for either of the proposed casinos, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided today. The vote means Boston will not be able to hold referendums on the casinos that could block them permanently.
Commission members unanimously rejected arguments by Boston officials that the Suffolk Downs racetrack, which mostly sits in East Boston, is an integral part of the Mohegan Sun proposal.
Stephen Crosby just announced that while he knows he's impartial despite his longstanding ties to one of the owners of the site of a proposed Everett casino, too many other people think he can't be, so he's recusing himself from any discussions or votes related to the proposed casinos at Suffolk Downs and in Everett.
Authorities say they've been unable to identify a man whose body washed up on Revere Beach last week and are seeking the public's help.
The man's body was in very bad shape, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding that forensic anthropologists consulted by State Police believe he was between 20 and 40 - and likely closer to 20 than 40. The DA's office adds:
State Police report the body has been delivered to the medical examiner to determine cause of death. No word on identity, although the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the body, found late this morning, appears to be that of an adult.
Anthony Pasco, 29, of Chelsea, was scheduled for arraignment yesterday on charges he broke into a Revere home on Tuesday. However, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:
Those proceedings were delayed for medical reasons - his encounter with the residents of that home left him with injuries requiring his hospitalization at Mass General. He has since been discharged and is now expected in court [today].
UPDATE: The DA's office reports Pasco's bail was set at $25,000 - prosecutors had asked for $500,000 - and offers this account:
Check out the listing for this charmer:
The MBTA invites interested parties to bid on the sale of MBTA property, located at 68 Emanuel Street, Revere, Massachusetts. The property for sale consists of a single family residence and the associated approximately 3,500 square feet of land.
Of course, you might be asking yourself why the MBTA owns a single-family home to begin with.
A Saudi citizen currently living in Revere is suing conservative radio host Glenn Beck, alleging Beck kept identifying him as the financial backer of the Marathon bombings long after federal officials decided he had nothing to do with them - except to be injured when the bombs went off.
Wayne Dutch asks:
Any suggestions for good breakfast places north of Boston? (Malden, Saugus, Revere, Lynn)
Sure, neither the Mohegan Sun nor the Wynn sites are actually in Boston, but they're right on the line and neither could survive without Boston's transportation and world-classness, so the mayor wants the state gaming commission to give Boston the same sort of "host community" status Revere and Everett have, the Globe reports.
Dragomir Bozhkov watched the sun come up over the ocean in Revere this morning.
Alrighty then, just got a press release from Wynn, the people who want to build a casino in Everett, about this week's vote in Revere in favor of a Suffolk Downs casino. It reads in part:
WYNN SETS WORLD RECORD FOR FIVE-STAR AWARDS
Revere voters opt for mediocre three-star racino
â€śA casino next to a decrepit race track is no match for Wynn Resortsâ€™ proven track record of superior quality, service and luxury that is beyond compare,â€ť Paul Dobbins of Everett said on behalf of Everett United/A Wynn For All. â€śWynn is an international luxury brand with a track record to prove it.â€ť
WCVB reports Revere voters have once again approved a Suffolk Downs casino, this time one entirely within their city limits and run by Mohegan Sun.
The vote doesn't guarantee the $1.3-billion resort casino will be built, but instead means the state gaming commission will now choose between Suffolk Downs and a competing Wynn proposal in Everett.
Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria dissed his neighbor to the east:
Felix D. Arroyo tomorrow announces a bid to replace Patty Campatelli as Suffolk County Register of Probate and Family Court.
Campatelli, in her first term in the elected holdover from colonial days, found herself suspended by the Massachusetts Trial Court in January due to an investigation into whether she punched an employee - a charge she denies.
The pair were running one of those scams in which somebody gets a call that a loved one is going to be beaten for involvement in a car crash unless some money is immediately wired via Western Union, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Jose Carrasquillo, 32, and Jennifer Rodriguez, 30, were arraigned on Jan. 17 in Chelsea District Court on charges of extortion by threat of bodily injury, the DA's office says, adding bail was set at $5,000 each.
The Globe reports Mayor Walsh wants the state Gaming Commission to declare Boston a "host" community for the potential casinos in both Revere and Everett, which would let the city negotiate for the sort of benefits Boston would have gotten under the agreement with Suffolk Downs before East Boston voters rejected the idea of a casino within city limits.
WCVB reports that Mohegan Sun wants casino-only lanes in the Ted Williams for its Suffolk Downs casino.
You know when you are heading for victory when anonymous posters attack and ridicule you. It always out of fear, hatred, and jealousy that these "stalker trolls" attack you when you are on the brink of success and triumph.
My good friend Moe Love obviously does not like the fact that yes I am a former Republican. However, fortunately I am in good company.