BOSTON >> Wynn Resorts executives have informed the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that the group plans to open the Wynn Boston Harbor casino in June 2019.

The Boston Globe reports construction on the $2.1 billion casino began earlier this month in Everett after the project obtained a waterfront development permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

The permit was awarded following an unsuccessfully appeal by the city of Somerville, which argued that the casino would worsen traffic and harm air quality. Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone says officials are considering filing a separate appeal in Superior Court.

Robert DeSalvio, president of Wynn Boston Harbor, says the company expects to have 250 workers on the project by the end of 2016.

Information from: The Boston Globe,