The hearing is about what’s called “surrounding community status.” It means a town or city would be impacted by a Springfield casino, and the casino operator – MGM – has to pay up.
There’s another storm bound for New England this weekend, but – for most – there’s a break in the snow today. That’s opened up a window of opportunity for the busiest folks on Valentine’s Day.
Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni faced questions Tuesday in Washington about his views on marijuana and gun safety laws. Mastroianni appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is considering his nomination to the federal bench.
If confirmed by the Senate, Mastroianni would help ease the workload at the federal court in Springfield, much of which now falls on longtime District Judge Michael Ponsor.
A new poll shows Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly support bumping the state’s minimum wage from its current $8 an hour. Meanwhile, the poll tested opinions ahead of this year’s election of a new governor.
After two more losses in the past week, UMass has fallen out of the AP rankings altogether.
Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Ed Markey picked up a Republican challenger Wednesday. Brian Herr is a Select Board member from Hopkinton. Markey was just elected to […]
Western Massachusetts Congresman Richard Neal missed more votes last year than 90 percent of his colleagues in the U.S. House. The website govtrack.us comes out […]
There’s still no word from Mohegan Sun on what the casino company plans to do with land it leased in Palmer, Massachusetts. The town’s voters […]
MGM will make a detailed pitch to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission this week. The company is the only remaining applicant for the casino license reserved for Western Massachusetts.
A trio of Western Massachusetts communities are hoping states regulators make them eligible for money from MGM. The company wants to open a casino in downtown Springfield.
UMass Amherst on Tuesday morning will announce Mark Whipple as the school’s next football coach.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he will not conduct a wide search to find the city’s next police commissioner.
The UMass basketball team cracked the top 20 in the Associated Press men’s college poll. The new rankings came out Monday afternoon.
A handful of new Western Massachusetts mayors take office in January, and that means the former officeholders are finishing up final projects and packing their bags.