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Wynn Resorts Appears To Have Upper Hand For Boston Casino License

Wynn Resorts appears to have a strong advantage over Mohegan Sun in the fierce competition for the Boston-area casino license, even as the Las Vegas gambling giant pushes back against some requirements state regulators are seeking to impose if it is to win the license

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Photo by Scott LaPierre/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Revere Tornado Causes Extensive Damage

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down just north of Boston.

Revere Deputy Fire Chief Mike Viviano says the fire department in that coastal city has received dozens of calls reporting partial building and roof collapses, and downed trees and power lines

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

What’s Next For Casino Gambling In Massachusetts

With the western region settled, state gambling regulators turn their full attention to the two remaining casino licenses in the eastern and southeastern regions.

This month, the two competing proposals for the eastern license will be aired at public hearings in their respective communities

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

‘Paul Revere Sign’ Too Unsafe To Remove

The "Paul Revere sign" visible from Interstate 195 in New Bedford continues to decay.

It was announced over a year ago the sign would be taken down and moved into storage until funding was available to restore it.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says removing the sign h

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Voters In Revere Say Okay To Casino

 

Voters in Revere have approved Mohegan Sun's plan to build a resort casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs.
 
    Tuesday's vote was the second casino vote in the city in just over three months. Rev

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Patrick Names Task Force On School Safety

 Gov. Deval Patrick has asked a task force to develop a model plan that Massachusetts school districts can use to keep students, teachers and staff safe in emergency situations.
 
    Patrick signed an executive order on Thursday at a school in Revere creating the task force

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Voters Shoot Down Mass. Casino Proposals

 

Casino supporters in Massachusetts have been dealt twin setbacks with voters in East Boston rejecting proposals by the Suffolk Downs race track and voters in Palmer narrowly defeating a bid by Mohegan Sun to build a resort casino in the western Massachusetts town.
 

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New Bedford Man Arrested in North Shore Drug Raid

Federal prosecutors say 15 men from Boston's North Shore area have been arrested on federal and state drug and firearms charges, one of them from New Bedford.

The U.S. Attorney's office said the men were arrested Thursday morning, most in Lynn and Revere

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