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Cardinal Sean O'Malley, joined by other Roman Catholic bishops in Massachusetts, on Monday urged voters to back the ballot question repealing the state's 2011 casino law. "The gambling industry threatens local businesses, weakens the moral fabric of society, and fundamentally alters communities for decades to come," O'Malley said in a statement co-signed by Most Rev.
5 hrs ago
Analysis: Deck Is Stacked Against Casino Repeal
A rendering of the proposed Mohegan Sun casino at Suffolk Downs in Revere, left, and of the proposed Wynn Harbor Park in Everett Policy scholars often say that implementation is the stage in the policy process when the rubber meets the proverbial road. Passing legislation is just the first step.
8 hrs ago
Mother appeals for info in daughtera s 1992 slaying
The mother of a Saugus woman whose 1992 slaying remains unsolved has released a video asking for anyone who has information about her daughter's death to come forward. In the video released by state police 22 years to the day after Susan Taraskiewicz was slain, Marlene Taraskiewicz says: "Come forth, say something; help solve this murder; get justice for Susan."
13 hrs ago
As casino decision looms, new questions arise
During last week's casino hearings, the chief investigator for the state gambling commission revealed that a longtime business partner of the felon Charles Lightbody stands to make more than $1 million from the sale of land in Everett to Steve Wynn for a casino. On Sept.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Final casino decision in the cards
The Gaming Commission is in the spotlight with its long-awaited decision expected this week to award its highest-profile license for a Boston-area casino - a decision that could prompt legal action from at least one of several possible aggrieved parties - whether the losing applicant or City Hall - while the entire process awaits the approval or potential upending by the voters in November's referendum. "I'm glad I don't have to make the decision," said Cezar Froelich, a Chicago attorney who's represented casinos in several jurisdictions and has closely followed the Bay State proceedings.
After more than two decades, authorities continue hunt for killer of Logan Airport worker
State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office today released an interview with Marlene Taraskiewicz, whose daughter Susan, who was murdered in September, 1992. We've been here 22 years.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Walsh blasts gambling panel, calls it biased
Mayor Martin J. Walsh is again blasting the state gambling commission, this time accusing the board's acting chairman, James McHugh, of bias against the city, and saying the panel manipulated the casino licensing process in violation of state law. The allegations are similar to earlier charges Walsh has lodged against the state's top gambling regulators, who rejected the mayor's efforts to win more power over two competing casino proposals on the city's border, by Wynn Resorts in Everett and Mohegan Sun in Revere.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Revere Beach Memorial Provides Closure and Support
It was supposed to be just a routine drop off at the pharmacy, but it would end up being the last time Linda Grover saw her daughter, Erica, alive some three years ago - the tragic ending to more than a decade of struggling with opiate addiction. "I remember dropping her off to get her prescription and telling her I loved her and that was the last time I saw her," said Grover, a Chelsea native who has lived in Revere for years.
Will It Be Revere or Everett?
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission and major players from both the Everett and Revere casino bids packed into the South Boston Convention Center on Monday morning to begin what many have been waiting years to find out - who will get the Greater Boston casino license. Those who are wishing to get that question answered, though, will still have to wait through a week of presentations, discussions, questions, conditions and analysis.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
East Boston Times-Free Press
Troopers Stop Trucks Looking For Violations
Environmental activists in East Boston have long complained about added truck traffic on McClellan Highway because of the increase in fine particulate matter. Groups like the Chelsea Creek Action Group have advocated for a de-industrialization of heavy industry and freight forwarding operations on the Creek side of the highway which is the main thoroughfare through Eastie to Revere.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Sentinel & Enterprise
Gaming regulator gives Mohegan Sun design edge over Wynn proposal
A state gambling regulator has given Mohegan Sun's proposed casino in Revere higher marks in design and layout than Wynn's rival plan in Everett. Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner James McHugh, in a report released Monday, said Mohegan Sun's two-hotel design is, overall, "suggestive of the resort legacy" of nearby Revere Beach.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Gambling Regulators to Assess Boston-Area Casino Plans
This week, Massachusetts's top gambling regulators will assess competing casino plans and grant the state's jackpot of a gambling license to the winner, The Boston Globe reports . The two contenders are Wynn Resorts Ltd., with a five-star casino proposal located on the Everett waterfront, and Mohegan Sun's plan for a location at Suffolk Downs racetrack in Revere.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Revere home once seized by MBTA fetches $200k
The president of a mortgage company has paid $200,000 for a two-bedroom house in Revere that the MBTA seized in what has been described as the biggest fare evasion scheme in T history.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Shirley Leung Martha Coakley is hedging her bets on casinos
Martha Coakley is bouncing around on the casino issue like a pair of dice on the craps table. Only by chance do you find out what she really thinks.
Casino is the Most Pressing Issue for Charlestown
Roy Avellaneda : Unlike the Special Election, I had much more time and have found these last six months campaigning in Charlestown to have been very rewarding. As I meet and converse with Charlestown residents about issues that are important to them, I feel that I have gained support for my candidacy by demonstrating my passion for advocacy and experience on how to deal with those issues.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
From Revere to Tewksbury: Angela Gibelli Goes the Distance to Welcome Back Artie T
Returned Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas with Revere's Angela Gibelli - who drove up to Tewksbury last Friday to congratulate the CEO on his return.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
A lesson in vigilance
The good news over the Labor Day weekend was that the EF0 tornado that paid a visit to the Vernon Hill and Grafton Hill neighborhoods departed as suddenly as it had arrived, leaving only some downed trees and limbs, and minor property damage in its wake.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
A mix of local folklore and history
Ghosts & Gravestones is a tour visiting the darker side of Boston. As a city nearly 400 years old, war, murders and various types of conflicts were often experienced.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
That's A Wrap
Summer where have you gone?! What a summer it was with it being cooler and drier than normal.