Following Tuesday’s defeat of a ballot initiative to overturn the state’s casino law, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday formally awarded licenses to MGM Resorts and Wynn to operate casinos in Springfield and Everett.
With the latest polls showing more voters favor supporting Massachusetts’ casino law than repealing it, New England Public Radio asked people in downtown Springfield how they will vote.
Maura Healey, the Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Attorney-General, is defending Martha Coakley, the state’s current Attorney-General and gubernatorial candidate following criticism of her record on fighting public corruption.
Pittsfield’s top economic development official says he’s disappointed a new train assembly plant won’t be located in the Berkshires. But he says the plant’s location in Springfield is still a win for the region.
Two members of President Obama’s cabinet were in Springfield Wednesday to praise a career training program run by Massachusetts community colleges. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Education Secretary Arne Duncan toured Springfield Technical Community College and participated in a roundtable discussion on workforce development
Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife officials are finalizing plans to amend the state’s Endangered Species Act. This is good news about some species and bad for others.
The effects of last winter’s severe weather across the country continue to linger in the higher prices the region’s cities and towns will pay for road salt this winter.
Lieutenant Colonel Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr. of the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base died in an August 27 plane crash in Virginia.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is warning of a new phone scam targeting Brazilian and other immigrant communities. The scam is a new variation of a ponzi scheme that was recently shut down.
The owner of four Dunkin Donuts shops in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has dropped plans to demolish a closed church building to make way for a new restaurant.
A new report says Massachusetts has added more than 28,000 jobs since 2010 in the so-called clean energy sector…creating a $10 billion industry.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says Boston was chosen to take part in a counter-terrorism initiative because of how the area’s law enforcement agencies responded to the marathon bombing.
Anti-addiction activists are calling for Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down. They say her agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse. That criticism is shared by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
With six weeks to go until election day, Casino supporters formally launched their campaign in Springfield Tuesday to oppose a ballot measure repealing Massachusetts’ casino law.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he is not surprised by a statement from the leaders of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts, calling for repeal of the state’s casino law.