Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone lashed out at Wynn Resorts and Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, saying they are trying to bully his city into getting out of the casino fight as the first official hearing on his appeal is set to be heard today.
“This is not going to intimidate us. This is not going to make us give up our rights or to run away from this,” Curtatone told the Herald yesterday. “We have deep convictions and we are going to protect our environment and our public welfare. We want to create jobs, but no city should have to suffer from any one development because another is benefitting.”
The Wynn team announced on Tuesday that it was delaying the cleanup of the contaminated Everett site where the $1.7 billion casino is slated to be built. Wynn Resorts, which has finished the first phase of cleanup on the former Monsanto Chemical land, said it can’t start the second phase because Somerville has appealed a key environmental permit for the project.
Curtatone: Somerville’s being bullied
Slams Wynn, DeMaria