Somerville drops Wynn casino fight

The Boston Globe | By Sean P. Murphy
August 22, 2016

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Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone Monday announced his city will not appeal the permit granted by the state Department of Environmental Protection to the Wynn Resorts casino in Everett, ending months of at times rancorous disagreement between the mayor and Wynn officials.

Curtatone said he will forgo the city’s right to appeal the DEP permit in Superior Court in exchange for a pledge from Wynn officials to work with the city in good faith to take steps to deal with the traffic and health impacts of the planned casino.

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