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Wednesday’s Brief: Encore Lays off Hundreds of Employees, The Old Neighborhood, 25% of Faneuil Hall Businesses Remain Closed

Today is Wednesday, September 2 and 25% of businesses in Faneuil Hall still remain closed amid the ongoing pandemic—some of which have closed for good, read more on NBC Boston.

Here’s what else you need to know for today…

Notable News:

Encore Boston Harbor is laying off hundreds of employees because of COVID-19

Even after reopening its doors in July, Encore Boston Harbor laid off 385 employees yesterday as the resort and casino joins the growing list of businesses weathering the impact of the ongoing pandemic, read more on Boston.com.

The Old Neighborhood:

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3 Replies to “Wednesday’s Brief: Encore Lays off Hundreds of Employees, The Old Neighborhood, 25% of Faneuil Hall Businesses Remain Closed

  1. Although this casino promised many things for the area, I feel that this casino over promised.
    Yes, this virus is causing massive layoffs everywhere but this news just adds to my negative feelings about this place.
    I wish the employees well moving forward.

  2. Casino promises? That’s a joke look at what the casinos “promised”. the residents of Atlantic City NJ and Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun in Conn. All you get is more crime and more traffic . There have allready been stabbings ,shootings and brawls at the Encore Casino in Everett plus overcrowded parties in hotel rooms where no one is wearing a mask or social distancing.

    1. Second that. No promises that they mean to keep or ever intended to keep. Although that shabby, potholed road that goes by there has improved. Not sure whether the casino kicked in for that or was paid for by the citizens of Everett.

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