Friday, July 13, 2012
Michael Viscardi, 40, of 1 Spruce St. Foxborough, pleaded guilty Thursday at Wrentham District Court to threatening to commit a crime for an incident involving Foxborough selectman Mark Sullivan in April.
A Foxborough man pleaded guilty Thursday at Wrentham District Court to threatening a Foxborough selectman in April after the board voted against a proposal by Wynn Resorts for a casino and hotel on Route 1, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey. “Michael Viscardi pled guilty Thursday to the charge against him, threatening to commit a crime, in the Wrentham District Court,” said Morrissey in a press release issued Friday. Viscardi, 40, a local construction worker of 1 Spruce St. Foxborough, pleaded guilty to threatening to commit a crime, according to Morrissey. On April 15, Viscardi had confronted Foxborough selectman Mark Sullivan in an angry manner and stated, “If you don’t change your (expletive) vote … you’re a dead …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Kraft Group and Wynn Resorts have decided to end a plan to build a casino after Monday's election.
There will be no casino for Foxborough. After Monday's election, both the Kraft Group and the Wynn Group have decided not to pursue a casino for Route 1 in Foxborough. Here are the statements from both groups. released today. Statement from The Kraft Group: When the Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed gaming legislation, we brought forth an opportunity with the unquestioned premier developer and operator in the industry. We have the greatest respect for Steve Wynn, his team and his business model, and believe this unique opportunity was worthy of a chance to be heard. With Monday’s election, we believe the citizens of Foxborough have spoken. As we originally committed, we have heard them and respect their collective voice. With that …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Town residents call upon Foxboro officials to let all voices be heard by negotiating with Wynn Resorts on benefits and impacts of proposed destination resort casino.
Monday, March 26, 2012
(A Press Release From Jobs for Foxboro) Dozens of Foxboro residents have volunteered to serve as the Jobs For Foxboro Steering Committee. The steering committee represents hundreds of Foxboro residents who support the proposed Wynn Foxborough resort destination casino and demand that every Foxboro resident have their say on the proposal at a binding, town-wide referendum. The Steering Committee includes: Jobs for Foxboro residents urges the Foxborough Board of Selectmen to let all voices be heard by entering into negotiations with Wynn Resorts. Once the selectmen agree to negotiate exactly what Foxborough wants in return for welcoming Wynn Resorts to the community, the entire community can consider the proposed benefits – at no cost to …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Jobs for Foxboro group wants to gets its message to Foxborough residents.
(Updated with correction 10:08 p.m. Friday, March 16.) Jobs for Foxboro spokesperson Scott Farmelant wants to get the facts out on Steve Wynn's plan to build a casino on Route 1 across from Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium. For Farmelant, who isn't a spokesperson for the Wynn Resorts or Steve Wynn, that means quickly shooting down assumptions he thinks are incorrect. One he tackles right way is that the casino will bring mostly minimum wage jobs to the area. "That's false," he said. "They have entry level jobs in the $40,000 range with full benefits into the six figures." Troy Mitchem, executive director of Wynn and Encore Hotel Las Vegas, confirmed Farmelant's statement during an open house held March 7 at the Rennaissance Hotel at …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Proposed name could face conflict.
Updates: Wynn Resorts has since sent out a revised statement that removes the reference to the name. Does the Lodge at Foxboro sound familiar? That is the proposed name of a resort casino in Foxborough released late Wednesday by Wynn Resorts, the Boston Herald reports. However, since 2009, a luxury apartment complex in Foxborough already goes by the name "Lodge at Foxboro." Wynn Resorts has since sent out a revised statement that removes the reference to the name, the Boston Herald reports. According to the Boston Herald, Daniella Cerulli, assistant community director at the Lodge at Foxboro apartment complex, responded to the proposed resort casino name by saying, "Foxboro is so small there’d be confusion with two places named the same …