Everett mayor clarifies casino remarks
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) -- The mayor of Everett said he misspoke when he told a public meeting this week that Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn has secured a lease on a 37-acre parcel of land on the Mystic River in the city.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. on Thursday said in a statement that he understands there are exclusive negotiations ongoing between Wynn and the owners of the land. The land has been mentioned as a possible site for a $1 billion resort casino.
A spokeswoman for the state gambling commission told The Boston Globe the Wynn group is scheduled to meet with commission staff this week.
Any proposal for the Everett site would be in competition with a possible casino at the Suffolk Downs horse track on the Boston/Revere line.