Thousands took part in Veterans Day ceremonies in Connecticut and Massachusetts. In some places, the turnout was more modest than hoped for.
An earlier version of the site failed and the state acquired a new one, at a total cost of $255 million.
This week’s elections passed just ahead of key court dates for three former probation officials convicted on corruption charges, before a judge revisits a controversial health care anti-trust settlement, and before the Patrick administration publicly acknowledged that a $325 million hole is developing in the four-month-old $36.5 billion state budget.
In the week that Massachusetts removed the last challenge to its new gaming industry, voting down a potential repeal, one of Connecticut’s casinos showed off exactly how it’s preparing for competition from the north.
Baker is replacing a governor, Deval Patrick, who spent a lot of time in the region because he lived part-time in the Berkshires.
Both the United Independent and Green-Rainbow parties won the necessary 3 percent of the vote in a Massachusetts state wide race this year.
In an interview Thursday afternoon, a church official allowed for the possibility that cathedral will not be rebuilt.
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.
The election of Massachusetts governor formally wrapped up Wednesday with Democrat Martha Coakley conceding to Republican Charlie Baker. But reflections on a hard-fought campaign only last so long, before the real work begins.
Stan Rosenberg of Amherst will be Senate President next year. He says he’s worked with Charlie Baker before.
Following the rejection of a state ballot question to repeal the casino law, stakeholders — including MGM Springfield, the city’s economic development department, and Springfield residents — are looking ahead to the next phase.
A conversation with UMass Poll director Brian Schaffner.
The Massachusetts governor’s race is officially over.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday is slated to formally award licenses to MGM for a Springfield casino and Wynn Resorts for one in Everett.
There was much interest in Springfield as the city has maintained a long-standing agreement with MGM to build a resort-casino downtown. Now the project is that much closer to reality.