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Foiling Wynn isn’t Menino’s job; protecting city’s interests is

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino continues to toy with casino developer Steve Wynn, who is trying to build a $1.3 billion casino on the Mystic River waterfront in Everett. Menino has hinted more than once that part of Wynn’s development may be in Boston, which, if true, would give the mayor clout to kill the plan.

But Menino’s judgment on this issue may be clouded by his strong support for a competing casino plan at Suffolk Downs in East Boston. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which oversees the casino licensing process, should step in and settle the issue before Menino further complicates the process.

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