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North End Restauranteurs DePasquale & Varano to Open “Fratelli” at Encore Casino

Longtime North End restauranteurs, Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano, are teaming up in a new joint venture to open an Italian restaurant, Fratelli, just off the gaming room floor at the new Encore casino. DePasquale and Varano have made a name for themselves over the years with over 15 restaurants combined. They had previous paired up Read More…

Announcements Business

Everett Casino Renamed Encore Boston Harbor

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox has announced “Encore Boston Harbor” as the new name for the Everett gaming resort. The name change is one of several actions taken by Wynn Resorts after allegations of sexual misconduct were filed against Founder Steve Wynn, who has been completely removed from company operations. These actions include an internal Read More…

Event Notices

Poll: What Do You Think About Boston’s Lawsuit to Block Wynn’s Casino License in Everett?

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 Read More…


State Senator Petruccelli in Globe: Suffolk Downs Vote Belongs in East Boston

State Senator Anthony Petruccelli opines in the Boston Globe, “Suffolk Downs vote belongs in East Boston.” A better question for pollsters to ask would be, “If the casino development would have a disproportionate impact on your neighborhood, would you want the entire city to determine its fate?” I have a strong suspicion that most Bostonians Read More…

Business Photos & Videos

Suffolk Downs Casino Presents Business Partnership Opportunities to North End Chamber of Commerce [Video]

[responsive_y Suffolk Downs Chief Operating Officer, Chip Tuttle, spoke to the North End Chamber of Commerce this week giving an overview of the proposed casino resort project in East Boston. The presentation highlighted community and transportation benefits as well as business partnership opportunities through its Total Rewards program. Watch the full presentation in this video.

Event Notices

Police Commissioner, Suffolk Downs and TD Garden to Appear at North End Chamber of Commerce Meeting on September 3, 2013

POLICE COMMISSIONER DAVIS, SUFFOLK DOWNS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER CHIP TUTTLE AND TD GARDEN PRESIDENT AMY LATIMER ALL APPEARING SEPTEMBER 3rd AT THE NORTH END CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Boston’s Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Suffolk Downs Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle and TD Garden President Amy Latimer will be speaking before the North End Chamber of Commerce Read More…


Inauguration Interview with State Representative Aaron Michlewitz – Part I

Aaron Michlewitz is the Massachusetts State Representative for the Third Suffolk District, the Boston area that includes the North End / Waterfront, South End, Chinatown, Bay Village and parts of Beacon Hill/Downtown. In 2009, he won a competitive Democratic primary and special election to fill the seat left vacant by former House Speaker, Sal DiMasi. Read More…

Community Government

Rep. Michlewitz Votes With House Majority Favoring Casino Bill

“I am not an automatic no” was his answer during his 2009 campaign. That view was clarified yesterday when State Representative Aaron Michlewitz went on the record in support of expanded gambling in Massachusetts. Rep. Michlewitz, a Democrat representing the 3rd Suffolk District and North End resident, voted with the majority resulting in a 120-37 Read More…