• December 07 2018,  Everett

    Mayor: Mohegan Sun not welcome in Everett

    By Brendan Clogston   Mohegan Sun is willing to step in should Wynn Resorts be found unsuitable for a Massachusetts gaming license later this month, but they might not be welcome in the city, according to Mayor Carlo DeMaria. Mohegan Sun announced last week that it would be willing to buy Wynn’s Encore Boston Harbor property should the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) strip the company’s license. “If that determination finds Wynn Resorts unsuitable to hold a gaming license in Massachusetts, Mohegan Sun is prepared to participate in a process that would assign that license to another operator – and enter into negotiations with the appropriate parties to acquire the facility…

  • Everett,  October 19 2018

    Chief Mazzie: City not anticipating major crime spike with casino opening

    Law enforcement meets with community at policing forum  By The Advocate Violent crime has been on the decline in Everett for decades, and Police Chief Steven Mazzie doesn’t see the casino’s opening changing those trends. If was just one of the questions fielded by Mazzie, Middlesex DA Marian Ryan, Mayoral Chief of Staff Kevin O’Donnell and Police Lt. Paul Strong during a community policing forum that was hosted by Zion Church Ministries on Wednesday evening. Police released a number of statistics about citations and use of force, and answered questions about traffic, the soon-to-open Encore Boston Harbor casino, and the investigation process for officer-involved shootings. Several residents asked Mazzie to…

  • Everett,  October 12 2018

    Encore Boston Harbor signs agreement with Big Night Entertainment Group to open restaurant/lounge & nightclub

    “Mystique” & “Memoire” to be dining & luxury nightclub destinations at Encore Boston Harbor   On October 10, Encore Boston Harbor added a local flavor to its five-star, $2.5 billion global resort, announcing that it has signed a lease with New England-based Big Night Entertainment Group (BNEG) to operate a 16,400-square-foot restaurant and lounge and 8,000-square-foot luxury nightclub at the resort. Named for both its alluring design and waterfront location along the Mystic River, Mystique will be situated off the main esplanade of Encore Boston Harbor. The contemporary Asian-fusion menu will feature a spectacular array of artful sushi, traditional Asian delicacies and innovative new dishes. Memoire will overlook the Encore…

  • Everett,  September 21 2018

    Encore Boston Harbor announces $100,000 donation & employment outreach to support Greater Lawrence disaster relief efforts

    Wynn Resorts CEO announces support at opening of Greater Boston Gaming Career Institute   Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox announced on Monday that Encore Boston Harbor will donate $100,000 to support residents of Greater Lawrence who were impacted by the natural-gas disaster that struck their community last week. In addition to the donation, Maddox announced efforts to help residents of Greater Lawrence find jobs and start careers at Encore Boston Harbor, which is ramping up hiring for a June 2019 opening. “Our corporate family is comprised of more than 25,000 individuals of all cultures and backgrounds who genuinely care about the communities where we live and work in,” said Maddox.…

  • Everett,  September 21 2018

    Encore Boston Harbor & Cambridge College open Greater Boston Gaming Career Institute

    By The Advocate   Encore Boston Harbor and Wynn Resorts are doubling down on Massachusetts. That was the message being sent by Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox during Monday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the casino’s joint training project with Cambridge College, the Greater Boston Gaming Career Institute. In addition to opening the training program for future dealers at the casino, Maddox announced that Wynn Resorts will donate $100,000 to support residents of Greater Lawrence who have been impacted by last week’s natural gas disaster, as well as provide 25 scholarships to the school for Greater Lawrence residents. “Encore Boston Harbor is dedicated to Massachusetts, we’re dedicated to the people here and…

  • August 10 2018,  Everett

    Op-Ed: Encore Boston Harbor changing Everett- for the better

     By Mayor Carlo DeMaria   The Massachusetts Gaming Act was enacted in 2011 specifically to create new jobs, generate new tax revenue and propel local economic growth. Less than a year before the resort opens its doors, the transformative and positive effect of the Commonwealth’s gaming legislation is already being felt. In the City of Everett, where I am proud to serve as mayor, construction of the $2.4 billion Encore Boston Harbor resort is progressing at an amazing pace. Today, less than a year before the resort is in operation, more than $10 million in salaries have been paid to construction workers who reside in our city. Everett residents are…

  • August 10 2018,  Everett

    Boston Harbor Encore Hosts First Annual Job Fair

    By John McCormack People packed the Connolly Center inside and out looking for potential careers and job opportunities at the Encore Boston Harbor first job fair Wednesday, August 8. Encore hosted two sessions throughout the day, the first from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and the second session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. About 500 people crowded around 10 career tables the Encore presented to them looking for their next potential career. The tables included hotel services, food and beverage, casino, retail, spa, and salon, administrative, and security. Under each category obtained hundreds if not thousands of potential opportunities that could better people’s lives and give them a new…

  • Everett,  July 13 2018

    Wynn General Counsel to resign July 15

    By Brendan Clogston   Wynn Resorts Executive Vice President and General Counsel Kim Sinatra, widely seen as the company’s No. 2 employee after CEO Matt Maddox, will step down Sunday, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Wynn Resorts has not issued a comment on Sinatra’s departure, and no official reason has been given as of press time. Sinatra’s position had long been seen as vulnerable; however, as the company attempts to distance its operations from disgraced former CEO and founder Steve Wynn, and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission continues its investigation into who knew what and when. This February, Wynn resigned after a report in The…

  • Everett,  June 29 2018

    Encore opens City Hall career office

    By The Advocate City and casino officials celebrated the opening of a new career office for Encore Boston Harbor at City Hall on Monday evening. The office, which is staffed by resort personnel (including Everett resident Rita Eliseo) during regular City Hall hours, will provide resources for residents looking to learn more about working at the resort. Visitors to the office will be able to identify and apply for current openings and have a preview of positions that will open in the months ahead, as well as being able to match their skills and experience to jobs and compare benefits. The office is located on the third floor of City…