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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

Gaming Commission Sets Application Deadline For So. Mass. Casino

The state's Gambling Commission has set a Sept. 30 deadline for commercial developers seeking a casino license in Southeastern Massachusetts to submit applications. 

Under a timetable set by the panel on Thursday, companies will have until that date to submit a preliminary application along with a $400,000 application fee

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Taunton School Fire Ruled Arson

A massive fire at the abandoned Dever school in Taunton has been ruled arson. The old building was scheduled to be demolished as part of an office park expansion.

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New Plans For Taunton Casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has unveiled a new design for a resort casino it hopes to build in Taunton if the tribe wins state and federal approvals for the project.

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Gaming Commission To Vote On Opening Southeast Region To Commercial Developers

 

The Mass. Gaming Commission is meeting Thursday, and is expected to vote on whether to allow commercial developers to bid on the casino license for Southeastern Massachusetts. 

The State's casino bill calls for a Native American tribe to have first preference in bringing a casino to this region. 

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Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby - Getty Images

Gaming Commission Set To Approve Commercial Developers For Southeast Region

The state gambling commission appears poised to end the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's exclusive right to develop a casino in southeastern Massachusetts.
 
    But the Massachusetts Gaming Commission declined to vote Tuesday on opening up the region to bids from commercial casino developers

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Man Convicted In 2010 Slaying Of Taunton Teen

A former Taunton man has been convicted of second-degree murder for his role in the 2010 stabbing death of a teenager. 
 
    Twenty-seven-year-old Erving Cruz was convicted Monday in Fall River Superior Court and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years

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Taunton Man Gets Life Term

A Taunton man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for the shooting of a passenger in another moving car on Route 24.

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Questions Over Taunton Casino Arise

Questions over exactly what land the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is eying in Taunton has prompted an amendment to the deal reached between the tribe and the city.

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Gov. Deval Patrick: State And Tribe Making Progress On Compact

The state and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe may be moving closer to finalizing a revised casino compact.
 
    Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday that officials from his administration and representatives of the tribe discussed a framework for a new compact with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington last week

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Gov. Patrick Finalizing Compact With Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

 

Gov. Deval Patrick says he is close to finalizing a new casino compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe but plans to run it by federal officials before submitting it for final approval.

The governor is trying to avoid a repeat of last year's event, when an agreement he signed with the tribe was approved by the Legislature, only to be rejected later by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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