Nelson "Inquieto" Cruz Rodriguez Cartagena, 25, was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison yesterday for his role in running an MS-13 "clique" in Everett, after which he will be subject to deportation to his native El Salvador, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
The Everett Independent reports that Wynn announced tonight it's not selling its nearly finished Everett casino and will open it itself, averting a crisis that would have raised questions about the future of MGM's already open Springfield casino, as well as about the health of Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, who had vowed MGM would take over his city's casino only over his dead body.
WGBH reports the state gaming commission is looking into two allegations - and how executives at the company, still named for Wynn, that owns the casino handled them as it gets ready to make the final determination on whether the place can open.
WBZ reports that the Middlesex County District Attorney's office has charged former Everett School Superintendent Fred Foresteire with indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 60, five counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, and assault and battery for incidents involving Everett school employees.
The Everett Independent breaks the news that Fred Foresteire has retired following the School Committee's decision to hire an outside investigator to look into sexual-harassment allegations against him.
Revolution Axe Throwing has started hiring axe throwing coaches for its axe throwing venue on Norman Street in Everett's Fermentation District (of course Everett has a Fermentation District). Good news: "No axe throwing experience necessary."
Just last week, Urban Axes, which lets you get both your axe and your drink on, opened in Somerville.
With the Wynn Encore Boston Harbor casino nearing completion, the company that owns Suffolk Downs has filed a suit under the federal racketeering law against the project against Wynn and the company Wynn bought its Everett land from. Read more.
A federal judge yesterday sentenced Oscar Noe "Psycho" Recinos Garcia, to 23 years in prison for his role in the 2015 death of a teenager he and other MS-13 members thought - wrongly - was cooperating with the feds. Read more.
A federal judge today sentenced Noe "Crazy" Salvador Perez Vasquez to life in prison for his roles in murders in Chelsea and Lowell and for cocaine and marijuana distribution, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano will run a restaurant called Fratelli when the Encore Boston Harbor Resort opens.
The 135-seat Italian restaurant will, of course, serve Italian food, and will fill one of the 13 restaurant spaces at the facility. The only other announced restaurant is another Italian restaurant, operated by Wynn Resorts itself and called Sinatra.
It might be a bit of a moot point now, given that Wynn Resorts has stripped Steve Wynn of his management responsibilities, but the Massachusetts Gaming Commission today formally stripped him of his right to be involved in management of the Everett casino that will now be called Encore Boston Harbor. Read more.