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Contractors working on the area where the proposed Wynn Casino in Everett will exist. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Contractors working on the area where the proposed Wynn Casino in Everett will exist. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Robert DeSalvio, Wynn Resorts' chief executive on the $1.7 billion casino project that was set to break ground in Everett this spring, said construction is effective on hold. The delay comes as Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone is appealing a key environmental permit for the project.

It's the latest blow to Wynn Resorts, but even while maintaining the project is indefinitely on hold, Robert DeSalvio said Wynn remains committed to the eastern Massachusetts casino.

"I also want to make sure that I'm very clear that we are not going anywhere," said DeSalvio. "We will get this project started as soon as possible and we will get this amazing project done."

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Simon Rios, WBUR reporter. He tweets @simonfrios.

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WBUR: Wynn Postpones Groundbreaking For Everett Casino

  • "Wynn Resorts is postponing job fairs and the groundbreaking for its $1.7 billion Everett casino, citing a lawsuit from the city of Somerville."

The Boston Globe: Wynn Delays Casino Groundbreaking Indefinitely

  • "At a press conference at the site for the planned casino, Robert DeSalvio, Wynn’s top executive on the project, said Curtatone’s appeal means more delay for the thousands of construction workers slated to work on the development."

This segment aired on February 24, 2016.

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