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.
There's a little DCR park along the Mystic River behind Assembly Row in Somerville, where you can get a good view of the Amelia Earhart Dam, the new casino and smokestacks of the old Mystic Generating Station.
A California seafood company says it was shellshocked to learn the ten tons of cooked and raw Maine lobster it had ordered was stolen after it left an Everett warehouse and is now suing the trucking company it says shares the blame for the homerus heist. Read more.
Matt Frank watched from Chelsea as two lightning bolts hit Everett this evening.
A man whose actual identity remains in question faces federal racketeering and gun charges as part of an overall federal and local investigation that resulted in dozens of indictments last year.
A second man was also charged with new MS-13-related racketeering charges in an indictment released this week. Read more.
WHDH reports two women who left the Chuck E. Cheese in Everett last night were shot at in Chelsea and then got themselves to a fire station in East Boston. Unclear if they were injured by the gunfire or by glass shattered by the gunfire.
Updated with State Police info.
State Police say a Somerville man fleeing a traffic stop on Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown early this morning plowed into several cars on Bow Street in Everett, then was picked up while walking down Rte. 99. Read more.
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