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Mayor Mitchel (L) with Joseph Michaud, Chairman of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce / Jim Phillips TSM
Mayor Mitchel (L) with Joseph Michaud, Chairman of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce / Jim Phillips TSM

Mayor And Business Leaders Optimistic About Future

Disappointed but not demoralized. That's how Mayor Jon Mitchell describes his feeling toward the decision by KG Urban Enterprises to withdraw its bid for a New Bedford casino development.

The Mayor was joined by a group of business leaders on Friday at City Hall to discuss what happens next

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Mass. Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby.  Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Mass. Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby. Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Mass. Gaming Chair Crosby Unsure of Region C’s Future

When KG Urban withdrew their plans for a New Bedford casino, Brockton was left as the only remaining candidate for the Region C casino license.

Thursday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided to stick with the previously established September deadline before entering applications into Phase Two

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Mayoral Candidate Giesta Accused Mayor Of Lapse In Leadership

Mayoral candidate Maria Giesta said KG Urban's proposed casino project for New Bedford was a golden opportunity to bring jobs and investment to the city.

But now that the developer's application for a casino license has been withdrawn, Giesta says Mayor Jon Mitchell could have done more to keep the project alive

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Officials Mull Future After New Bedford Casino Plan Scrapped

BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts gambling regulators are weighing what to do next now that developers of a proposed New Bedford casino abruptly dropped out of the competition.

The state Gaming Commission met Thursday after New York-based developers KG Urban Enterprises notified them late Wednesday that they were withdrawing their plans for a $650 million Foxwoods-operated casino because of an inability to secure financing.

The five-mem

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Credit: Mass Gaming Commission Twitter Feed
Credit: Mass Gaming Commission Twitter Feed

Commission Accepts KG Urban Withdrawal

KG Urban's efforts to obtain a Region C Casino license officially came to an end on Thursday when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 5-0 to accept the company's letter to withdraw from the process.

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP
Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

New Bedford Casino Proposal is Dead

The plan to build a $650 million casino on New Bedford's waterfront has been scrapped by the developer.

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Region C Application Moves Along

KG Urban's application to build a waterfront casino in New Bedford continues to move along.

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Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP
Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Casino Proposal

New Bedford residents are betting on a waterfront casino to bring a surge into the city.

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savebuzzardsbay, flickr

Montigny Says There’s Lack Of Transparency In Casino Campaign

The forum on the proposed waterfront casino in New Bedford is only days away and a group called Vote Yes New Bedford has begun a media campaign urging residents to vote in favor of the casino.

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