• 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 30 2018

    Encore Boston Harbor commits $10 million to support local nonprofits, local communities

    Casino and Connors Family Office to advise on fund distribution Encore Boston Harbor is committing $10 million over the next four years to support a wide range of social programs and civic institutions that will help those in need and improve the lives of residents in local communities, the company announced on Giving Tuesday (November 27). To assist in managing funds and identifying the most meaningful philanthropic efforts, the company is partnering with the Connors Family Office, which is led by local civic leader Jack Connors Jr. “Giving back to the communities where our employees and guests live and work has always been a part of who we are as…

  • 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,  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…

  • 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 27 2018

    Planning Board approves “interim phase” parking plan for Lower Broadway lot

    Temporary plan will beautify and put lot to use while land’s future is developed  By Brendan Clogston   The Planning Board unanimously approved Encore Boston Harbor’s “interim phase” plan to convert a lot across the street from their $2.5 billion casino development on Lower Broadway into temporary parking while they work out a more ambitious future for the lot. Encore officials have teased about big plans for the lot they own across the street, but while no specifics about what those plans might be have been announced – many suspect a second hotel – any major development on that lot would take years to develop, permit and build. Rather than…

  • 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 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…