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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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Underhanded Deals: MGC Pins Silent Ownership Claim on Jailhouse Conversations Between Lightbody and Bufalino

December 20, 2013
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Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) members voted to allow the Wynn Resort casino to move forward on its site in Everett, but not before MGC investigators said they believe Revere businessman Charlie Lightbody and Winthrop developer Gary DeCicco (Atlantis Marina in Winthrop and Fowler Marina in Revere) – both convicted felons – have a hidden...

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Revere Continues Work on Mitigation Agreement, Expects Signing This Week

August 28, 2013
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Revere Continues Work on Mitigation  Agreement, Expects Signing This Week

Revere continues to work on its host community agreement this week – comparing it to the Boston agreement signed on Tuesday – and is expected to hold a signing ceremony by the end of the week. As Mayor Tom Menino signed the most lucrative host community agreement to date in the state on Tuesday...

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DeConinck Arrested for Murder in Trailer Park

August 28, 2013
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DeConinck Arrested for Murder in Trailer Park

When residents of Lee’s Trailer Park saw the sirens and heard the commotion in their trailer park, they said they thought it was just another heroin overdose. Residents say they get about two or three of those per week, and fire trucks and ambulances are as common as passenger vehicles. However, neighbors quickly realized...

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Crackdown on Broadway Two Dozen in Arrests

August 28, 2013
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Crackdown on Broadway Two Dozen in Arrests

A major Revere Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigation centering on Broadway Revere and Rt. 1 in Saugus has resulted in the arrest of 24 people for various drug offenses, further strengthening the crackdown on drugs and violence around Broadway. Three weeks ago, after a rash of troubling crimes on Broadway, police...

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Schools Will Observe Jewish, Muslim Holidays

August 28, 2013
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Addressing the growing religious diversity in the City’s public schools, administrators and School Committee members approved a school calendar for the upcoming year that observes Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious holidays for the first time in the City’s history. While the Christian Good Friday holiday has always been a day when schools were closed,...

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Boston Signs Casino Agreement with Suffolk Downs/Caesars

August 28, 2013
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Boston broke the silence on Tuesday afternoon, signing a casino host community agreement with Suffolk Downs/Caesars Entertainment that would bring $52 million in annual payments to Boston and 4,000 permanent jobs. Revere is currently reviewing its agreement, for which negotiations concluded nearly six months ago, and has not yet signed its host community agreement...

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