The Springfield, Mass., family of a U.S. Marine killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee has asked for privacy as they mourn the loss of their son, 40 year old Thomas Sullivan.
Five Democrats are vying to replace outgoing Massachusetts State Senator Gale Candaras in Greater Springfield.
Massachusetts gambling regulators ruled Tuesday that MGM must pay Longmeadow to offset some of the impact of a possible Springfield casino. Two other communities were not as fortunate.
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.