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MGC Hearing Began on Monday: Problems and Pluses Seen in Both Proposals

September 11, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) and major players from both the Everett and Revere casino bids packed into the South Boston Convention Center on Monday morning to begin what many have been waiting years to find out – who will get the Greater Boston casino license. Those who are wishing to get that question...

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MGC Adopts Flexible Rating Process in Licensing Hearings, to Begin Monday

September 5, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is getting set to begin the evaluations of both Region A casino applications next Monday in a complex, but deliberate, process that is likely to last one week or, perhaps, more. Like the previous slot license award, there will be no simple up and down vote about who to...

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Wynn Offers MBTA $6 Million For Land to Build Access Road

September 5, 2014
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Wynn Resorts has offered $6 million cash to the MBTA for the purchase of three parcels of land on Lower Broadway that would allow the potential casino the ability to create an access road from Rt. 99. The two-acre parcel is within the MBTA’s large maintenance facility on Lower Broadway and would allow for...

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Casino Question Goes Statewide

June 25, 2014
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Everett voters will go to the polls to vote on casinos for a second time this November – and this time they will be joined by the rest of the state – after the Supreme Judicial Court issued an early and surprising ruling Tuesday morning to allow the casino repeal question on the ballot...

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High Court Hears Arguments on Important Ballot Question

May 7, 2014
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High Court Hears Arguments on Important Ballot Question

The state Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) heard arguments on Monday in Boston’s Adams Courthouse concerning a subplot to the casino licensing process that is becoming ever more important as the days go by – that subplot being whether or not a binding statewide ballot question on casinos can go to voters this November. The...

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Dropping Numbers: Everett Unemployment in March Hits Lowest Figure in a Year

April 23, 2014
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Unemployment in Everett and its surrounding cities in March dropped to the lowest point in a year, following a statewide trend where 20 regions in the state saw unemployment drop and only two regions saw it rise, according to statistics released on Tuesday by the state. Everett’s unemployment number for March was the lowest...

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Casino Applicant Presentations Show Some Differences in Style, Substance

January 30, 2014
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Casino Applicant Presentations Show Some Differences in Style, Substance

If the presentations last week to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) by both Greater Boston resort casino applicants were rock concerts, Mohegan Sun’s presentation could be described as a hard-driving, electrified set, while Wynn’s could be compared to an acoustic set. So different were the MGC presentations last Wednesday, Jan. 22, that – despite...

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Decisions, Decisions: MGC Begins to Review Huge Phase 2 Applications from Mohegan, Wynn

January 8, 2014
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After spending nearly $12 million to do extensive background checks on resort casino applicants, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has switched gears this week for the final stretch in the Greater Boston casino licensing process after accepting Phase 2 applications on Dec. 31 from both Wynn Resorts and Mohegan Sun. The MGC also received...

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Wynn Resorts Unanimously Approved to Move to Phase 2

December 31, 2013
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Wynn Resorts has cleared all hurdles with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) after a unanimous vote recorded last Friday, Dec. 27, by Commissioners that officially declared the company suitable to submit a Phase 2 application. Earlier this month, the MGC’s investigation unit had unveiled a lengthy investigative report on Wynn and the MGC held...

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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite Yet

December 24, 2013
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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years, but Not Quite Yet

Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills – whether for heating oil or natural gas. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need...

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