Local officials endorse Revere casino proposal
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A proposed resort casino in Revere has been endorsed by the leaders of several neighboring communities.
Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll and Chelsea city manager Jay Ash were among those who joined Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo on Monday to express support for the project.
Mohegan Sun is hoping to develop a casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs in Revere. An earlier plan by Suffolk Downs for a casino that straddled East Boston and Revere was rejected by East Boston voters.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to vote tomorrow on whether the revised proposal can go forward without the need for another vote in Revere.
The mayors said the casino would create thousands of temporary and permanent jobs, help local businesses and provide for local road improvements.