Encore Boston Harbor To Open Ferry Service; Casino Opening Could Be Delayed

Encore Boston Harbor To Open Ferry Service; Casino Opening Could Be Delayed


AND AGAIN UNTIL THEN THEY GET TO ENJOY THAT 1-0 SERIES LEAD. NICK GIOVANNI WBZ THIS MORNING. ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR MAY NOT OPEN AS SCHEDULED. THE NEWS COMES AS THE CASINO HOPES TO CUT DOWN TRAFFIC IN THE AREA. ANNA MEILER IS LIVE IN EVERETT WITH THE DETAILS. ANNA? CHRIS, ENCORE SAYS THE CASINO MIGHT NOT OPEN ON JUNE 23. INSTEAD THEY MAY PUSH THE OPENING BACK BY A WEEK OR TWO TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS PERFECT. WHEN IT DOES OPEN TRAFFIC IS GOING TO BE A CONCERN AND THAT’S PART OF THE REASON WHY ENCORE IS MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO GET THERE BY BOAT. THEY’RE LAUNCHING A FERRY SERVICE WITH LUXURY BOATS THAT WILL RUN YEAR ROUND. IT WILL BE A TRIANGLE ROUTE TAKING PEOPLE BETWEEN THE CASINO, WORLD TRADE CENTER AND SEA PORT AND LONG WHARF DOWNTOWN. THE BOATS WILL RUN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FROM 7:00 A.M. TO MIDNIGHT AND TO GET PEOPLE TO AND FROM THE CASINO BUT THE BOATS ARE ALSO OPEN TO COMMUTERS. THIS IS 100% OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IF YOU ARE COMING TO OUR RESORT OR NOT. IF YOU ARE GOING FROM EVERETT TO BOSTON YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY TAKE OUR SERVICE AND IT’S A LOW FEE AND IT’S GOING TO RUN VERY FREQUENT. THE CASINO IS ALSO PUTTING $58 MILLION TOWARDS IMPROVING THE ROADS AROUND THE CASINO TO HELP WITH TRAFFIC WIDE YEPING LANES AND ADDING SIDEWALKS AND OFFERING FREE SHUTTLES FROM SOME ORANGE LINE STATIONS. IF YOU DO CHOOSE TO DRIVE THE GLOBE REPORTS THERE WILL BE 3,000 PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE

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