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Brian Gomes Expects Quick Approval Of Casino Referendum Date

The campaign to bring a casino to New Bedford will likely heat up in the next few weeks.

Developer KG Urban Enterprises has suggested June 23rd for a city-wide referendum on the project.

Council President Brian Gomes expects the City Council to quickly approve the referendum date at its meeting on Thursday, and then get involved in the campaign

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KG Urban Proposes June 23rd As Date For Casino Referendum

New Bedford is one step closer to a referendum on the Host City Agreement that would establish a waterfront casino in the city.

Developer KG Urban Enterprises is recommending a date of June 23rd for that city-wide vote

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Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises
Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises

Mitchell: “Without Concessions I Would Have Walked Away”

Mayor Jon Mitchell says KG Urban Enterprises was willing to make concessions in key areas and that's why a casino on New Bedford's waterfront is once step closer to happening.....

Among the provisions the Mayor sought were annual payments totaling $12

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Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises
Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises

Host Community Agreement Draws Rave Reviews

Labor unions are applauding the host community agreement reached by the City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises, to put a casino on the city's waterfront.

Ron Rheaume of the Building Trades Union says the announcement is good news for people struggling to find steady work

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New Bedford, KG Urban Reach Casino Agreement

The City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises have reached a host community agreement to develop a casino at the Cannon Street Power Station on the New Bedford Waterfront.

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KG Urban And City Seek To Extend Casino Deadline

The developers of a proposed Foxwoods casino in New Bedford are requesting more time to file remaining application materials with the state.
KG Urban spokesman Andrew Paven said Monday that the New York-based development company remains in negotiations with New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell's administration

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Tim’s Top 5: Five Ways to Get the Casino Deal Done in New Bedford

With the potential casino deal on the New Bedford waterfront once again at a stalemate, it's time for KG Urban Enterprises to consider "upping the ante" as the March 16 deadline to file with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission looms.

1. REVEAL THAT ALL ALONG, THE 'KG' BEHIND KG URBAN IS NONE OTHER THAN FORMER CE

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City Councilors Blame Mayor For Failed Casino Deal

The New Bedford casino project appears to be dead, after developer KG Urban Enterprises could not come to an agreement with the Mayor on their proposed waterfront casino.

Now the City Council is weighing in

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KG Urban: New Bedford Casino All But Dead

KG Urban Enterprises says its proposed casino deal in New Bedford is all but dead.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, representing KG Urban, a firm owned by his son, says he and the Mayor could not come to an agreement on the Cannon Street site

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New Bedford Casino Deal Appears Dead

A casino deal in New Bedford is apparently all but dead.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, representing KG Urban Enterprises, a company owned by his son, says based on a meeting this week with Mayor Jon Mitchell, there appears to be no reasonable hope of making a deal with the city

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