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MGM Comes Up A Winner

MGM will be named Massachusetts' first casino operator but won't have to immediately pay millions of dollars in state fees and other payments that come due under law.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission agreed in principle on Wednesday to delay the upcoming payments until a decision by the state's highest court whether to allow a voter referendum that could repeal the state's casino law on the November ballot

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Regulators Begin Process To Award State’s First Casino License

State gambling regulators are beginning their final review of a proposed $800 million MGM casino in downtown Springfield that is in line to become Massachusetts' first licensed casino.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is holding four meetings in Springfield and Boston starting Tuesday and leading to Friday's expected final award of the casino license, one of up to three authorized under the state's 2011 gambling law

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State’s First Casino License To Be Awarded June 13

State gambling regulators say they'll begin the final, four-day long deliberation on awarding Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino license on June 10.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Thursday that the June 10 and 11 meetings will be in Springfield, the June 12 meeting in Boston and a June 13 meeting _ when it is expected to issue a decision _ will be in Springfield

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Western Mass. Casino Close To Approval

State gambling regulators will take another critical step toward awarding Massachusetts' first license for a Las Vegas-style resort casino this week.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has scheduled the final public hearing on an $800 million casino project proposed by gambling giant MGM Resorts International for Springfield

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State Police Report 185 Deaths From Heroin Overdoses Since Nov.

 Massachusetts state police say 185 people have died of heroin overdoses during the last four months, but that does not include fatal overdoses in the state's three largest cities.
 
    The overdoses were largely concentrated in southeastern Massachusetts, western Massachusetts, the Merrimack Valley and Middlesex County

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MGM Files Phase 2 Casino Application

 

MGM Resorts International has become the first company to file a final resort casino application in Massachusetts.  MGM announced on Monday that it submitted its Phase 2 application to the state gaming commission, one day ahead of the panel's deadline. 

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Police Probe “RedBox” Rage

A "RedBox rage" attack is being investigated in Massachusetts.

The "Springfield Republican" says a woman was assaulted last weekend in East Longmeadow for taking too long to select a movie at a "Redbox" kiosk outside of a store

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2 Killed in Violent Weekend in Springfield

Police continue to investigate two fatal shootings in Springfield over the weekend.

Police say 25-year-old Adriana Bonet was shot at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in a parking lot next to a pizza restaurant. Two men she was with were also struck after an argument with another group of people.

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MGM Casino Plan Before Voters in Springfield, MA

The plan by MGM Resorts International to build an $800 million casino in Springfield is about to be put to the test with city voters.

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Shots Fired Over Air Jordans

 

Police in Springfield are looking for the person who shot an 11-year-old girl who was standing in line outside a store selling the latest Nike Air Jordan sneakers.

Mayor Domenic Sarno says an orderly line had formed outside the store just before it was scheduled to open Saturday morning.

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