Friday, August 14, 2015

We Have a Wynnah!

The odds were in his favor:

"Steve Wynn must deal with Boston, Mayor Walsh says; Mayor strikes back at casino owner" by Meghan E. Irons Globe Staff  August 12, 2015

In an escalating war of words, Mayor Martin J. Walsh shot back Tuesday at gambling mogul Steve Wynn.

The public squabble between the two men escalated almost two weeks ago, after Walsh told WGBH radio that he had spoken to Wynn and that the Las Vegas billionaire had offered “hundreds of millions’’ of dollars to drop the city’s legal battle over the planned casino.

Wynn responded later that same day, telling the mayor he had made no such offer, adding to an already acrimonious relationship marked by mistrust.

On Tuesday, Walsh sought to clarify his statements when questioned by reporters. Walsh said he might be mistaken.

“Maybe I misheard him,’’ Walsh said. “I don’t think I’d mishear something like that. But if I did, I said to Mr. Wynn on the phone, ‘If I misunderstood I apologize for that.’ ”

The winnah, and new champion of Bo$ton....


Mayor took his anger out on someone else instead. 

Those are the breaks. Call 'em as I see 'em.

Looks like war to me


Everett bar closes in wake of fatal shooting

Expect more of that in the neighborhood.

Suddenly, Yancey faces a fight for Boston City Council

Because he argued for a pay raise?

UPDATE: Steve Wynn’s blunt message for Boston’s mayor

Also see:

Healey wants ‘traffic solution’ before casino permit

MassDOT gives nod to Everett casino plan

Boston turns to costly, fierce attorney in casino fight

Couldn't that money have been better used by serving the residents of the city?

Casino fraud case suspect wants Wynn’s records on Everett land

A townie from Charlestown rolls the dice with Wynn

Decision on Mashpee Wampanoag tribal casino may be imminent