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Medford council to discuss Everett casino -- again

Posted by Jarret Bencks  March 4, 2013 10:10 AM

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The possibility of a casino development in Everett will again be raised by the Medford City Council in its meeting Tuesday, according to a meeting agenda.

In December, the council voted by a 5-2 margin to oppose any casino development at the old Monsanto Chemical Company site, a 37-acre parcel located on Alford street, about 1 mile from the Medford/Everett city line.

Medford City Councilor Robert Penta has submitted a resolution calling for the city to review the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's regulations and what controls neighboring communities have over projects.

Las Vegas-based gambling tycoon Steve Wynn has signed an option to lease the parcel as he looks to compete with Suffolk Downs for a license to open a casino in Greater Boston. Wynn's plan calls for the development of a $1 billion resort casino.

The city council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Medford City Hall.

Jarret Bencks can be reached at bencks.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on twitter @JarretBencks.

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