As Mass Gaming Considers Wynn Suitability, An Unresolved Sexual Harassment Case Continues

By Walter Pavlo
Special to the Leader Herald

Wynn Resorts is nearing completion of its $2.6 billion casino here that is scheduled to open in June 2019 …. that is IF Wynn Resorts is found suitable to hold a gaming license in Massachusetts.

Starting this week, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will start to look at details of its investigation into sexual harassment actions and coverup of those actions by senior executives at Wynn.

The investigation was launched after a Wall Street Journal report detailed years of sexual harassment allegations at Wynn, mostly by its co-founder and CEO, Steve Wynn. Multi million dollar settlements with former female employees at Wynn and decades of inaction by senior staff led the Nevada Gaming Control Board to levy a fine of $20 million against Wynn, the largest ever in Nevada state gaming history.

Central in Nevada’s decision to allow Wynn to continue to have a license was its recognition of the significant changes the company made since Mr. Wynn’s departure (changed name of project in Boston, new board members, more women on board, sexual harassment policies, training, etc.). Continue reading As Mass Gaming Considers Wynn Suitability, An Unresolved Sexual Harassment Case Continues

Everett Democratic City Committee to Hold 2018 Caucuses

The Everett Democratic City Committee is pleased to announce that they will hold their Annual Caucus on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edward G. Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street, Everett. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. and close promptly at 10:00 a.m. Once registration is closed and the caucus begins, no additional registration will be permitted. Continue reading Everett Democratic City Committee to Hold 2018 Caucuses

State Representative McGonagle’s Speech in Support of Housing Bond Bill

State Representative Joseph McGonagle (D-Everett) was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2014 represenFeb 15_State Repting the 28th Middlesex District. He is currently serving his second term.

McGonagle serves as Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing. He is also a member of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, The Joint Committee on Election Laws, the Joint Committee on Transportation, the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, and the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Prior to his election, Representative McGonagle served several terms on the Everett Board of Aldermen and Everett City Council. Continue reading State Representative McGonagle’s Speech in Support of Housing Bond Bill

Questions On Top of Questions

Staff Report

It’s been a week since Steve Wynn resigned as chairman and chief executive of the corporation that bears his name in the wake of an explosive Wall Street Journal report that outlines years of menacing sexual misconduct. He denied the allegations, but only as he was tumbling down multiple flights of stairs. It’s 2018 and things happen freakishly fast when someone gets caught in the #MeToo vortex. No big-wig is too big to fall. Continue reading Questions On Top of Questions

Border Wall Reflects Some Daylight Between Capuano, Pressley

By Andy Metzger

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

A rift over the proposed southern border wall emerged Tuesday between Congressman Michael Capuano and his challenger in the Democratic primary, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley.

Neither Capuano nor Pressley support the proposed wall on the southern border that President Donald Trump has championed, but Capuano indicated he would be more open to the idea if it meant achieving some of his immigration policy priorities. Continue reading Border Wall Reflects Some Daylight Between Capuano, Pressley