Gambling panel approves Wynn proposal

The vote to give conditional approval to Wynn means that the Everett casino beat out a proposed Mohegan Sun resort in Revere for the Eastern Mass. license.

Artist’s rendering of the proposed casino in Everett.

The state gambling commission has approved a proposal for a glittering $1.6 billion Wynn Resorts casino in the city of Everett.

Everett casino supporters hail commission vote

After the decision, a dozen casino supporters gathered in an office near Everett Square unleashed a cheer.


// Gambling commission spares Walsh from embarrassment

James McHugh forced Steve Wynn to agree to a stronger traffic plan in Sullivan Square than the mayor himself was able to negotiate.

Grand jury to determine whether Tony Stewart faces charges

A grand jury will decide whether the NASCAR star will face charges in the death of driver Kevin Ward Jr.

Evan Horowitz

// Poverty is down, but incomes haven’t budged

New Census numbers show that the number of Americans living in poverty has finally started falling, but not all the news is good.

// 10 things to know about Scotland’s vote for independence

What will happen if Scotland leaves the UK and reestablishes itself as a sovereign nation? Here are some possibilities.

Opinion | Steven Syre

// Roger Goodell won’t survive NFL’s Ray Rice fiasco

It’s already clear that the league’s commissioner has become an indelible part of the problem and not a part of any solution.

// Hernandez felt ‘helpless’ during police questioning

Aaron Hernandez’s sworn statement appears to be the first time his voice has been heard in the Odin Lloyd murder case.

// Clean-up of Blackstone home has ended, official says

Blackstone town officials said crews filled 21 biohazard containers and four Dumpsters to get the job done.

// Northborough mourns soldier killed in Afghanistan

A funeral Mass was held in Northborough for Army Specialist Brian Arsenault, who was killed Sept. 4.


opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

// Detentions of war

How can the US keep suspected terrorists with no hope of being brought to trial, but espouse due process?


// ‘Broken Monsters’ by Lauren Beukes

Beukes’s novel opens with the discovery of a super-yucky, interspecies corpse, kicking off a murder investigation.