THANK YOU for listing alot of reason's Everett residents don't want a casino here. Traffic is a NIGHTMARE now with the back up of Santilli Circle and lower Broadway never mind with a casino there! Main St is a parking lot every morning for 2/3 hrs every day with trafficThank you Michael for responding and with two issues, great ...
Of course the casino issue is huge for Everett, huge !!! All the pros and cons need to be discussed openly and fairly, no back-stabbing, etc... Right now I'm not so sure if it is the right venue for this city...Face it folks, no matter how much 'income' we receive from a casino, our taxes will never,(like for eternity) will go down - that's just wishful thinking...
So I believe that it will be a 'no' vote from us when it's on the referendum.
Think: Lower Broadway, two lanes traffic in each direction (that is if they ever get the Alford St. bridge construction finished.
The waste bldg. that borders the Everett boundary - Boston's waste plant (thank you Mr. Mennino for that eyesore)...
Coming in off rte 93 - you think Wellington Circle traffic is bad now ? Another nightmare for commuters - and shoppers - those going to Medford, Arlington, etc.
Santilli Circle - I've lived here for ?? 50+ years, know the direction I want my vehicle to travel in but many times I get in the wrong lane or whatever - the big difference, I know how to 'recalculate' as my GPS would tell me !!! and I find my way into Costco or route 16 and/or 99 to get to Everett or Revere...That will be one huge issue there.
Fire Dept., Police Dept., ambulance,?? Whidden Hospital -- All emergency personnel will have to be upped (read - more tax dollars and benefits pkgs to these people = increased taxes...
More jobs at Casino/area: Could be, yes ... but good paying jobs with benefits ?? Doubt it...
People that go to Casinos very rarely venture off the grounds of the venue. If they do and manage to find their way into Everett Square...??? well there are a few lounges (too many in my opinion), no good eating places, in other words, what would bring people out of the Casinos ??
Would drugs be an issue, alcohol impaired drivers from the casino - alcohol and gambling can go hand-in-hand....
So I can't really put much of a positive spin on the casino issue...Can anyone ?
I'll address the absent tee ballots later today..Stay tuned...
I do give you credit Michael for responding and putting your name out there on a public forum...
#21 Jan 24, 2013
#22 Jan 24, 2013
You must own one of those waste dumps that a casino is going to take away all the beauty away from I see you point.(never)
#23 Jan 24, 2013
If you read the proposal Steve Wynn and his group are planning on adding a direct access lane to the proposed casino off 93N and 93S therfore eliminating the use of wellington circle for out of town visitors They also proposed a water shuttle from boston and adding a T stop on the orange line I doubt the amount of gamblers looking to gamble at 7am would effect the morning commute on Main St 99 is 99 and always will be regardless of casino. I just think of all the blight this city has to have someone propose something to bring back some life and jobs is a good thing
#24 Jan 24, 2013
50 yrs and you still can't find your way in to Costo? scary thought you are driving a vehicle still, maybe time to give up the license and save a life
#25 Jan 25, 2013
NUMEROUS BANK AND STORE ROBBERIES AND MANY MANY HOUSE AND CAR BREAKS ALONG BURGLIRIES ALL OVER OUR CITY....MANY MORE THAT ARE BEING PRINTED IN OUR WEEKLY PAPERS...STREET CRIME IS UP ALSO ALONG WITH ASSAULTS.. TRUST UP ASK AROUND YOU HEAR PLENTY...CRIME IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH IN THIS city.
#26 Jan 29, 2013
Grow up! Unless you have something intelligent to post don't respond to me. People like you only troll the topix on here to make dumb ass comments when someone makes a valid point..keep your insults to yourself! This city has a great shopping center at Gateway, instead of investing money into that by creating more entrances and exits they want to create another headache! I think there is MUCH better ways to increase money and jobs than by building a casino.Before embarking on the casino project pls finish the Gateway one!!!
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