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  1. MGM's 1st week reaps $9.5M in revenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    MGM's Massachusetts casino generated $9.5 million from gambling operations in its first week open, state regulators reported Monday. The state Gaming Commission said in its monthly casino revenue report that MGM Springfield earned $2.1 million in gross revenues from table games like blackjack and roulette and $7.3 million from slot machines during the eight-day span from its Aug. 24 opening to Aug. 31. The haul translated to about $2.4 million in tax revenues for the state.

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  2. In gubernatorial primaries, Baker easily wins GOP nod, Gonzalez to represent Dems in Nov.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Gov. Charlie Baker beat back a conservative opponent to capture Tuesday night's primary on the Republican side, after he predicted turnout may just be one of the highlights of the night. "The turnout may surprise people in a positive way," Baker said last evening on Boston Herald Radio, adding the end of the long weekend may have helped remind people to hit the polls.

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  3. City counting on MGM casino revenue to spur revivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. There's no neon-lit billboard, no soaring tower of glass and steel.

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  4. Ca-chingfield?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. There's no neon-lit billboard, no soaring tower of glass and steel.

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  5. Man charged in fraud case worked for Galvin's registry divisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    One of the three men charged in April by federal prosecutors for participating in a scheme to defraud investors in a Medford biotech company spent at least nine years working for Secretary of State William Galvin, whose office is in charge of securities enforcement. M. Jay Herod, 51, of Cambridge, was working in the Secretary of State's office as an information technology consultant at the time of his arrest on April 24 when he was charged with securities fraud.

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  6. Baker bill adds $150M for school safety, edRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    With surplus tax revenue on hand, Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday morning rolled out a $583 million supplemental spending plan to close the books on fiscal year 2018, highlighted by a $150 million package of funding for school safety and educational initiatives. Massachusetts collected an estimated $1.2 billion more in tax revenue than it had expected.

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  7. Ex-Mount Ida College prez blames Lasell for school's demiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The former president of now-closed Mount Ida College blames the school's shutdown on a last-minute change of terms in the planned merger with Lasell College. Barry Brown, in his first interview since Mount Ida's closure, tells The Boston Globe that school administrators were so sure the merger would happen they accepted a new class of students.

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  8. People in BusinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Dr. Jose Gutierrez has joined Wingate at Belvidere as the skilled nursing facility's newest physician. Gutierrez has more than 10 years of experience in emergency medicine, post-operative medicine, post-acute care, hospice care and palliative care.

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  9. AG finds "fair value" in Mount Ida deal, recommends deal closingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Mount Ida College in Newton will receive "fair value" for its assets through its proposed acquisition by UMass Amherst, according to Attorney General Maura Healey's office, which found after a review that the consequences of not closing on the deal by May 16 "will be more devastating than they would be if the transaction occurs." In a letter Tuesday to the college, Healey deputies said they expedited their review of whether Mount Ida will receive fair value due to "deeply regrettable circumstances" and concluded that closing on the deal by Wednesday will enable Mount Ida to avoid bankruptcy, ensure payment of outstanding wages to workers and secure commitments made by UMass to Mount Ida students.

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  10. There's a good lessonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Certainly, UMass Amherst's acquisition of financially struggling Mt. Ida College in Newton could have been handled better from a public relations standpoint.

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  11. His job? To make you the toast of the townRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Dave Poles of Fitchburg is vice president of public relations for the Twin City Toastmasters His job is to create a more positive image for the club and to help grow its membership. COURTESY PHOTO Maybe you want to sharpen your speaking skills for your career, become a confident person within yourself, maybe a proficient public speaker, or possibly a leader in the community? If so, there is an organization called Twin City Toastmasters that is just around the corner, waiting to help people build their confidence and speaking skills.

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  12. Students take another hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    F or those concerned about the mounting cost of attending our state's institutes of higher learning, you might want to look at the fuzzy math being taught at our community colleges. The MCC's Board of Trustees overseeing the Lowell and Bedford campuses just approved a 9 percent fee hike beginning next semester.

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  13. We can learn a lot of things by studying a great AmericanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    A historic reproduction of Jean Leon Gerome Ferris oil painting of Benjamin Franklin, left, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, right, meeting at Jefferson s residence on the corner of Seventh and High streets in Philadelphia to review a draft of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. "Students of reading, writing, and common arithmetick ... Graecian, Roman, English, and American history," Thomas Jefferson advised about democratic education, "should be ... able to guard the sacred deposit of the rights and liberties of their fellow citizens."

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  14. Senate to probe UMass-Mount Ida dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The Senate plans to look into UMass Amherst's proposed acquisition of Mount Ida College and one senator said he hopes to learn some answers before the agreement is completed. Last week UMass announced plans to acquire the Newton campus and turn it into an offshoot of UMass Amherst, with Mount Ida students granted admission to UMass Dartmouth.

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  15. State demands info from Mt. Ida, seeks meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Disappointed state education officials want a face-to-face meeting with Mount Ida College executives and are demanding that the Newton college provide critical information by the end of the business day on Thursday. Executive committee members of the Board of Higher Education, which is vetting plans by the University of Massachusetts to acquire Mount Ida, met in Boston on Tuesday and discussed a deal announced Friday that appears to have taken public higher education officials by surprise.

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  16. Mt. Ida College to close, assets purchased by UMassRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The University of Massachusetts has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire Mount Ida College, enabling the university system to establish a major presence in Newton, about 10 miles from downtown Boston. Under the newly announced deal, UMass Amherst will acquire the 74-acre Newton campus and use it to host Greater-Boston career preparation programs for UMass Amherst students as soon as this fall.

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  17. AG Healey blasts Baker for being soft on MSPRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    As her office investigates whether any members of the Massachusetts State Police broke the law by accepting overtime payments for shifts they did not work, Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday said Gov. Charlie Baker needs to "take a leadership role on this issue." A popular Democrat seen as an eventual candidate for higher office, Healey said the issues plaguing the State Police fall squarely in the lap of Baker, who said this week that "it's important for the State Police to get its act together."

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  18. Dark cloud remains amid Rosenberg investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives' and senators' votes on roll calls from the week of January 22-26. Senate sessions and atmosphere in general have been more toned down in recent weeks and some senators and their staffs say there is still a dark cloud over the Senate because of the resignation of former Senate President Stan Rosenberg.

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  19. Senate victory another first for Dean TranRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Of the people who gathered in the crowded Statehouse auditorium to watch Dean Tran be sworn into the Worcester-Middlesex state Senate seat many were friends, neighbors or fellow politicians. But of the observers, a handful had never met the former Fitchburg City Councilor, or even lived in the district he represents.

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  20. Leominster's Zehavi takes journey in faithRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2017 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    At the age of just four, Yehoshua Zehavi was faced with a very serious and existential dilemma: did he want to grow up to be a scientist or a rabbi? "I think I probably, at that age, had already that people felt a tension between science and religion as forms of authority or ways of knowing the world," the now 33-year-old Zehavi recently remarked. "I think I wanted to find what part of the truth each of them spoke to, or where they came together."

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