The Globe's Jon Chesto dropped the news-bomb this morning that the City of Boston filed a fresh lawsuit against Wynn's proposed 33-acre casino-resort just over the border in Everett. The details of the suit hinge on an environmental approval the state granted recently. At the same time, the City of Somerville is suing over concerns about the traffic the casino-resort could spawn. Really, though, details aside, both lawsuits and other legal challenges so far are all about one thing and one thing only: stopping the thing from getting built.
The challenges do not appear to be working all that well so far. Wynn continues to rattle off, well, win after win on the development front. Just this week it got the O.K. from Everett's Planning Board to pursue key building permits and the Vegas firm started what it termed pre-construction earlier this month. Of course, a judge's order could stop things cold. So as it stands now, the Everett casino-resort, the biggest gambling den proposed for modern Greater Boston, is moving forward ... until or unless something drastic happens. Stay tuned. We told you this would be worth watching.
· City of Boston Files New Lawsuit to Block Wynn Casino [Globe]
· Construction Equipment Rolling In for Wynn Everett Casino [Curbed Boston]
· 7 Things to Watch For in Greater Boston Real Estate This Fall [Curbed Boston]
· Our complete Everett casino-resort coverage [Curbed Boston]