Cedric Cromwell

Tribe Hopeful Taunton Casino Will Happen
BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts tribe says it hopes to resume construction on a $1 billion casino in Taunton this summer.
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe said Friday it was encouraged by word that the U.S. Department of Interior plans to issue a new decision by mid-June on the tribe's land status...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Can Move Ahead With Casino
The federal government has placed Mashpee Wampanoag tribal lands in trust as a reservation, paving the way for the Cape Cod tribe to begin construction of a casino in Taunton.
The U.S. Department of Interior's designation was published in the federal register on Friday, less than two months after the…
Mashpee Wampanoags Win Land In Trust For Taunton Casino
The federal government has committed to acquiring over 300 acres of land into trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, a critical step as the tribe seeks to build a resort casino.
The surprise late Friday approval marks the first lands federally designated for the Cape Cod-based tribe whose ancestors e…
Mashpee Tribe Says Taunton Casino One Step Closer
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe says it's a step closer to having land placed in trust for a proposed resort casino in Taunton.
The U.S. Department of Interior has released a final environmental impact statement on the 151-acre site. The move begins a one-month comment period before the decision is …
Feds Hold Tribal Recognition Hearing In Mashpee
American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition.
But the tribal representatives, from New Jersey, Virginia, Missouri, New England and elsewh…
Encouraging Decision For Mashpee Wampanoags
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is pointing to a recent legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Interior as a major boost for its bid to have land placed into trust for a resort casino in Taunton.
 
    The department said tribes are not required to have been federally recognized bef…
Mass. Gaming Commission Weighs Opening Southeast Region
The state gambling commission has heard from advocates and opponents of extending an Indian tribe's exclusive right to develop a casino in southeastern Massachusetts.
 
    The commission met Thursday at Bristol Community College in Fall River as it considers opening the regio…