Encore cools off with arrival of fall; revenues drop, stock jumps Monday

Gaming figures at Encore for the month of August were down about $6 million from July.

By Josh Resnek

Encore Boston Harbor Casino and Hotel revenues dropped about $6 million from August when reported by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on the 15th of September.

The softening of the casino marketplace as the seasons change was not expected, but then, there is a great deal of volatility to the marketplace and no real way to predict what exactly figures will be from month to month.

The big news this week was the announcement by the government of China that the gambling resort in Macau has a new and improved COVID-19 recovery plan.

This is expected to allow thousands more gamblers the possibility of visiting the resort’s gaming houses without running into complicated difficulties with restrictions caused by COVID-19 which has plagued the industry there since 2020.

News surfaced over the weekend that Macau had been OK’d to resume issuing electronic visas for individuals and tour groups in late October or early November. J.P. Morgan analyst Joseph Greff said that would be the “first meaningful” easing of travel restrictions to the gambling center since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Public speaking sessions demand more time, to expand to 30 minutes

Leader Herald Staff

The City Council is now discussing a change in procedure for the public speaking sessions before Council meetings which are having a tendency to turn politics here upside down.

The speaking period will be expanded to 30 minutes, and comments must be restricted to agenda items to be discussed at that meeting.

For those wishing to speak about non-agenda items, they will be given that opportunity at the end of the agenda portion of the Council meeting.

“This is more fair than any other city around us,” said

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Crimson Tide roll Lynn English

By Lorenzo Recupero

The game plan for Everett High School football changes from match to match depending on their next opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, according to third-year coach Robert DiLoreto.

If the motive is striking their opponent’s weaknesses, the Crimson Tide’s game plan this past week was loud and clear: run, run, run — and run some more.

The ground-game effort made all the difference, as the Tide (2-1) shutout Greater Boston League rival Lynn English behind 5 rushing touchdowns en route to the 37-0 victory.

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— Eye on Everett —

THE BLUE SUIT

Frank and honest conversations between the mayor’s Blue Suit and the Editor of the Everett Leader Herald.
(If you think the mayor’s Blue Suit doesn’t have a mind, pay attention to what he has to say.)

By JOSH RESNEK with THE BLUE SUIT

The weather has been gorgeous. The past four or five days, minus a very few clouds, have been impressively blue skied, brilliantly clear and warm pre-fall days.

No matter who you are or what you have going in your life, these are precious days to savor. You don’t get many of these days in a year – and in a lifetime, most of us will get these days maybe 100 times. Suffice to say, you want to clear your head, get out of your house, put on a sweater, and find a place where you can think, and dream, and plot the next move in your life.

The mayor’s Blue Suit and I discussed a variety of events this week when we met on Tuesday. As usual, we talked as we drove around the city with the windows down, with so many people walking on the sidewalks waving to the Blue Suit or shouting his name excitedly as they watched us drive past.

“They love me,” the Blue Suit said to me.

“Many, many Everett people believe what I say to you. I know they do. That’s such a good feeling, to be know by so many people, to share information them, and to discuss exactly what is going on in Everett,” the Blue Suit added.

“I am one of the best known characters in this city. I’m proud of that. I think I’ve earned my reputation. After all, do you know another Blue Suit like me?”

“No, man,” I answered. “If you are nothing else, you are one of a kind. I mean, before meeting you, I never knew a Blue Suit quite like you. Unbelievably enough, many Everett people believe you are real,” I said.

“Let’s not go there, Josh,” the Blue Suit cautioned me. He was angry.

“I hope this isn’t going to be another one of your talks about me not existing, not being real, and not being alive. You know, I know, that many of the mayor’s secrets are mine because of the close relationship I share with him. For instance, do you know how the mayor felt after his chief of staff Erin Deveney didn’t defend him against the pro-city council onslaught Monday night for Pope John?”

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