The City of Boston filed a lawsuit this week against the State’s Gaming Commission to block the Wynn Resorts casino license and its $1.75 billion development in Everett. The action comes after negotiations broke down between the City and Wynn regarding mitigation payments to offset the impact of the planned resort casino. Read the full court complaint here.
In its complaint, Mayor Walsh’s administration alleges the traffic impact in Boston, and specifically Charlestown’s Rutherford Avenue / Sullivan Square, will make an already congested area even worse. The suit further claims that Boston has the right to hold a binding vote on the project.
Boston joins Revere and Somerville in filing suit against the license. All three of the municipalities claim the license was illegally awarded. Not coincidentally, the cities previously struck much more lucrative deals with the losing Mohegan casino bid at Suffolk Downs.
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