Some residents are hopeful about economic recovery; others warn against potential problems.
Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s vote was widely expected.
The new commissioner called for public cooperation with police at his swearing in at Springfield’s Old First Church.
Massachusetts transportation officials say a new construction plan for replacing the Interstate-91 viaduct in Springfield will cause fewer traffic headaches than a previous version.
Most of those speaking oppose the Springfield casino plan from MGM resorts, which is the only remaining bid for the license.
In his first public comments since new broke this week that Springfield was served with a subpoena, Mayor Domenic Sarno says the city is fully cooperating with the investigation.
After receiving a federal subpoena, Springfield’s attorney says the city is reviewing its contracts with an Agawam-based construction company.
The subpoena is regarding contracts with the Agawam-based construction company Zielinski Brothers.
Governor makes announcement at downtown campus location.
Western Massachusetts cities and towns are totaling up the cost of snow and ice removal from roadways after a busy winter.
A Senate bill would classify leaks, requiring immediate repairs to severe leaks, and time limits for gas companies to address less threatening ones.
A decision is expected in May and MGM is the only remaining applicant for the casino license reserved for western Massachusetts. But the commission has the option of starting the process all over again.
The meeting will allow residents one last chance to speak their minds, but members of a prominent group opposing a Springfield casino are not going to show up.
The iconic building was destroyed in the 2011 tornado.
Despite a request from Springfield’s mayor request, refugees from places like Bhutan, Somalia, and Iraq keep arriving. The differences they face in food, laws, and language can be dizzying. In addition, they often have to adapt to a very different work culture.