Massachusetts (Everett) – Associated Press – Wynn Resorts put its $1.7 billion casino project for the Boston area temporarily on hold Wednesday, Feb. 24, cancelling a planned April groundbreaking and other events in response to the latest legal challenge against the development. “Unfortunately, the appeal by Somerville’s mayor leaves us no choice but to shut down our permanent building construction down,” Robert DeSalvio, a senior vice president overseeing the development, said at the casino’s planned site. “We can’t put a shovel in the ground to build until a final conclusion is reached.”