• 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,  November 9 2018

    Encore Boston Harbor marks two significant achievements:

    Exceeds projected hiring of union trade members by 25 percent; reaches $250+ million wages for Mass. workers   Encore Boston Harbor announced that it has exceeded its forecast of hiring 4,000 union trade workers on the construction of its $2.6 billion resort by more than 25 percent – with 5,276 union workers on the project to date. The company also announced that it has paid more than $250 million in wages to workers from Massachusetts since construction started 26 months ago. Encore Boston Harbor is on budget and on schedule to open in June 2019. “Eighty-five percent of the 5,200 union construction workers hired by Encore Boston Harbor are from…

  • Everett,  July 27 2018

    Encore Boston Harbor’s career information fair to be held on August 8

    Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that Encore Boston Harbor, in conjunction with the City of Everett, will be holding a career information fair on Wednesday, August 8. The fair will take place at the Connolly Center and will have two times: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Everett residents have top priority for the more than 4,100 jobs available at Encore. Careers are available at all levels. Mayor DeMaria encourages all residents to attend to learn what it’s like to work at Encore and talk to people who will help you find the right job. Mayor DeMaria stated, “This project has always been about jobs for Everett…

  • 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 1 2018

    Mohegan Sun files revised lawsuit against Encore casino

    By Brendan Clogston   Mohegan Sun is taking another shot at Encore Boston Harbor’s casino license, amending its 2015 legal complaint with Suffolk Superior Court – arguing that the Gaming Commission favored Wynn Resorts and didn’t give the Connecticut casino a fair shot at the license. Mohegan Sun’s amendment alleges that revelations of sexual misconduct regarding Steve Wynn, the founder of Encore Boston Harbor’s parent company, reveal an oversight on the part of the gaming commission large enough to invalidate the casino license awarded to Wynn Resorts over a rival Mohegan Sun proposal in Revere in 2014. “The Gaming Commission’s failure to uncover the allegations of Steve Wynn’s reprehensible conduct…

  • April 20 2018,  Everett

    Talk of Wynn sale makes city officials nervous

    By Brendan Clogston   Multiple media outlets have reported that Wynn Resorts is in preliminary discussions to sell its $2.4 billion casino development in Everett to MGM Resorts International. And while the two companies have been tight-lipped about any potential talks – declining to publicly confirm or deny that they’re even occurring – city officials are increasingly insistent that they have a say in a process that could have a profound impact on the city for decades to come. Wynn Resorts has been grappling for months with a series of allegations of sexual misconduct into its founder, Steve Wynn, beginning with a bombshell article by The Wall Street Journal in…

  • April 20 2018,  Everett

    Wynn Resorts Appoints Three New Independent Directors

    Women now make up 36% of Wynn Board   The Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN) announced that it has expanded its board to 11 members, with the appointment of Betsy Atkins, Dee Dee Myers and Wendy Webb as independent directors, effective immediately. The Board approved the new directors at a previously scheduled meeting in-person in Las Vegas on April 17, 2018. The appointments, which were made after a lengthy search by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee with the assistance of a search firm, involved interviews of solely independent candidates and advances the Company’s commitment to diversify the gender, skills and experience of the Board. These independent…

  • Everett,  February 9 2018

    Steve Wynn resigns

    By Brendan Clogston Steve Wynn has stepped down as CEO of Wynn Resorts amid reports that the casino mogul had sexually harassed employees at the company for decades. Wynn’s resignation takes off some of the mounting pressure on the half-constructed $2.4 billion Wynn Boston Harbor development in Everett, though Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regulators will continue their investigation into the company’s suitability for the sole Eastern Massachusetts gaming license. The company’s board of directors tapped Wynn Resorts President Matt Maddox to replace Wynn as CEO. Boone Wayson will serve as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Wynn denies the allegations, saying in a statement that his decision to resign…