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Enterovirus D68 Found In Springfield

A Springfield hospital says federal and state health officials have confirmed eight cases of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children around the country.

Baystate Children's Hospital said in a statement that eight specimens tested positive for enterovirus D68

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Sales At Smith & Wesson Are Down

Smith & Wesson is reporting lower sales for the most recent quarter due mostly to falling demand for rifles.

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Alonzo Mourning (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Alonzo Mourning Thanks Doctors During Hall Of Fame Induction

 Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him.

Then he turned to those who made it

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MGM Finalizes Purchase Of Two Springfield Properties

MGM Resorts International has taken ownership of two historic city-owned properties as it plans to build an $800 million casino in downtown Springfield.

City and casino officials confirmed Friday that the Las Vegas-based casino giant closed on the former Zanetti School and the Armory building Thursday

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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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