LYNN, Massachusetts — 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.
Revere, Mass. Mayor Daniel Rizzo speaks during a news conference in Lynn, Mass., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, about a proposed casino development by Mohegan Sun in Revere. Rizzo, joined by, from left, Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy; Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll; Saugus Town Manager Scott Crabtree; and Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash, spoke in favor of the proposed resort, located on 42 acres of the Suffolk Downs property in Revere. The group agreed that it would create thousands of jobs, provide opportunities for local businesses and tourism, and inject revenue and investment throughout the region. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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.
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