Wynn Encore Boston Harbor casino nearing completion, the company that owns Suffolk Downs has filed a suit under the federal racketeering law against the project against Wynn and the company Wynn bought its Everett land from. Read more.
A federal judge yesterday sentenced Oscar Noe "Psycho" Recinos Garcia, to 23 years in prison for his role in the 2015 death of a teenager he and other MS-13 members thought - wrongly - was cooperating with the feds. Read more.
A federal judge today sentenced Noe "Crazy" Salvador Perez Vasquez to life in prison for his roles in murders in Chelsea and Lowell and for cocaine and marijuana distribution, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano will run a restaurant called Fratelli when the Encore Boston Harbor Resort opens.
The 135-seat Italian restaurant will, of course, serve Italian food, and will fill one of the 13 restaurant spaces at the facility. The only other announced restaurant is another Italian restaurant, operated by Wynn Resorts itself and called Sinatra.
A federal judge today sentenced Rutilio "Pantera" Portillo, 34, to 29 months in federal prison after he admitted he violated the federal RICO statute and sold marijuana.
While taking a little tour to the casino, we came across the old Anthony's Pier 4 barge - between Charlestown and the Everett power plant.
The Gateway Center on Mystic View Road in Everett lost power Wednesday afternoon - and it stayed off until well in the night. Read more.
It might be a bit of a moot point now, given that Wynn Resorts has stripped Steve Wynn of his management responsibilities, but the Massachusetts Gaming Commission today formally stripped him of his right to be involved in management of the Everett casino that will now be called Encore Boston Harbor. Read more.
Wynn Resorts announced today it's changing the name of its Everett casino to Encore Boston Harbor in a bid to remove the taint of sharing a name with Steve Wynn, who until recently ran the company bearing his name.
The announcement came at a Massachusetts Gaming Commission hearing on whether to formally strip alleged serial sexual attacker Steve Wynn of his right to have anything to do with gambling in Massachusetts. Commissioners will consider the issue privately before announcing a decision.
Vital Vegas reports that when the mega-casino in Everett opens, it will be named the Encore Boston Harbor, rather than than the Wynn Boston Harbor because it turns out that Steve Wynn might have had an even worse problem with women than Mario Batali, whose name also is no longer spoken of in the Prudential Center food court that used to have his name splashed all over. Read more.
MS-13 members from East Boston and Everett are the latest to plead guilty, in their cases to RICO violations related to the sales of drugs.
WHDH reports Wynn officials are considering ditching that name from the Everett casino they're building because of all the publicity about what a horrible person Wynn was.
Last week, a state gaming investigator publicly stated that Wynn's attorney acknowledged he had paid a manicurist $7.5 million to keep quiet about her claims he molested her.
When the nascent state gaming commission was considering Steve Wynn's company's "suitability" to run the Everett casino it's now building, neither Wynn nor his company disclosed the large settlement, the commission's investigations head said today. Read more.
The Herald reports the commission is more than perturbed at the Wall Street Journal report that the casino mogul - whose $2.4-billion Everett casino is now rapidly rising - has been sexually abusing workers for decades, and is starting an investigation into whether Wynn still has "suitability" to own a Massachusetts gaming license.
Eater Boston reports that in addition to Somerville, Everett could soon get a place where you can drink some booze, then throw axes. How soon before Boston assembles a task force to try to entice an axe place to locate here?
Everett Police report the death of two passengers in a pickup that collided with a City of Everett garbage truck on Broadway near Dunster Road shortly before 8:40 this morning. Read more.
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