Gaming Commission Hearings into Suitability for Encore begins

By Josh Resnek

M a s s a c h u s e t t s  g a m i n g commissioners have begun the arduous courtroom like task of considering Wynn Resorts suitability to hold the casino license for the Boston area.

Those hearings began Tuesday and will be continuing until Thursday.

The outcome of these hearings is of gargantuan importance to the City of Everett and to everyone in a position of responsibility, starting with the mayor.

It is the mayor who brought Steve Wynn to Everett. The question of suitability, and more than that, of what was concealed during the vetting process comes less than three months before Wynn is set to open its $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino complex in Everett.

It is more than a year after Wynn founder and former CEO Steve Wynn resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations. One case led to a $7.5 million settlement.

The big question – what if the commission strips Wynn Resorts of its gaming license? Continue reading Concealed

Intensive manhunt for killer at large; Stabbing victim to be buried Saturday

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Second to be Stabbed in Ten Days On Same Street

By Josh Resnek

Everett Detectives and State Police have been working feverishly to snag a suspect in the stabbing murder of longtime Bradford Court resident Michael Starr.

Starr, 54, was apparently randomly stabbed to death as he returned home after leaving the nearby 7/11 store store last Tuesday night around 9:00 p.m.

He was transported to the hospital where he died. Police released a composite sketch apparently pieced together through interviews with neighborhood residents.

Also, police have examined surveillance camera videos in neighborhood stores in order to identify a suspect. Continue reading Intensive manhunt for killer at large; Stabbing victim to be buried Saturday