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  1. MGM breaks ground on $800M casino in western MassachusettsRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Boston Herald

    With confetti and fanfare, MGM officially broke ground Tuesday on an $800 million casino in western Massachusetts that represents the largest economic development project the region has seen in generations. Hundreds attended the ceremony held on a cold but sunny day in front of an old school the casino plans to raze to make way for a parking lot.

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  2. MGM to break ground on $800M casino in western MassachusettsRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Boston Herald

    MGM is breaking ground on an $800 million casino in western Massachusetts that represents the largest economic development project the region has seen in generations. Company officials including CEO Jim Murren, President Bill Hornbuckle and MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis are slated to attend Tuesday morning's event along with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and state Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby.

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  3. Construction to begin on state's 1st casinoRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Boston Herald

    Construction is about to begin for what likely will be the first full-scale resort casino to open in Massachusetts. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled in Springfield on Tuesday for the $800 million casino that will be operated by MGM Resorts International.

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  4. Plainville slots parlor scheduled to open June 24Read the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Boston Herald

    The first gambling facility authorized under the state's 4-year old casino legislation is scheduled to open June 24. Officials at the Plainridge Park Casino say their facility that features 1,250 slot machines will open on that date. The harness racing track has been undergoing a $125 million in renovations to become the first legal casino-style gambling facility in Massachusetts.

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  5. Woman choked by officer sues Chicopee policeRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Boston Herald

    A woman who was choked by a former Chicopee police officer during a violent struggle in February 2013 has sued for $1 million. The suit filed in federal court in Springfield by Maylene Maldonado alleges civil rights violations and improper training of officers.

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  6. Teen pleads not guilty to fatal Springfield shootingRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Boston Herald

    A 17-year-old Springfield youth charged with fatally shooting a 22-year-old man last weekend has been ordered held without bail. Christopher Montgomery pleaded not guilty to murder at his arraignment Monday in Springfield District Court, where he has been charged as an adult and his name made public.

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  7. Brockton meets deadline for southeast Massachusetts casinoRead the original story

    Monday Mar 16 | Boston Herald

    Developers of a casino proposed for southeastern Massachusetts met a deadline Monday for filing license application materials while two other proposals hinge on whether the state Gaming Commission will grant their requests for a deadline extension. The commission deemed Mass Gaming & Entertainment's initial application for a proposed $650 million casino and hotel for the Brockton fairgrounds "substantially complete," meaning the company has submitted the required financial and personal information needed for commission staff to conduct background checks.

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  8. Springfield police investigate fatal shootingRead the original story

    Monday Mar 16 | Boston Herald

    A 17-year-old youth is facing murder and firearms charges in connection with Springfield's third homicide in less than a week. Officers responding to reports of shots fired found the victim, 22-year-old Rakeem Nixon, in front of an address on Lucerne Road suffering from several gunshot wounds at about 3 p.m. Sunday.

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  9. A look at casino developments in New EnglandRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 14 | Boston Herald

    A casino arms race is building in New England. Here's a look at some recent developments in the region's ever-changing gambling landscape: Leading lawmakers propose up to three new casinos in the home state of Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods.

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  10. New England states face off in a race for casino dollarsRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 14 | Boston Herald

    From Connecticut to Maine, lawmakers worried about losing jobs and revenue are proposing expansion of the gambling industry in the increasingly casino-crowded Northeast. Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun and other well-established gambling houses, meanwhile, are making moves to shore up business as MGM, Wynn and other new rivals prepare to open their doors.

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  11. Man pleads not guilty in stabbing outside homeless shelterRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Boston Herald

    A 34-year-old Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to fatally stabbing another man outside a Springfield homeless shelter. Police say Jose Ramos and the victim, 26-year-old Luis Sanchez, were residents of the Friends of the Homeless facility where the stabbing took place Tuesday evening.

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  12. Connecticut lawmakers, tribes voice support for new casinosRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Boston Herald

    A coalition of Connecticut legislators, the state's two federally recognized Indian tribes and union leaders joined forces Tuesday to announce they're backing a bill that would allow up to three new, smaller casinos to help combat gambling competition from neighboring states. Sen. Catherine Osten, a Democrat whose district includes the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casinos, said concerns about losing jobs prompted the unprecedented push to open at least one jointly operated, satellite gambling facility.

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  13. Blue Jackets add Rene Bourque, send down Brian GibbonsRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 8 | Boston Herald

    The Columbus Blue Jackets have added left wing Rene Bourque on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts, and sent center Brian Gibbons to the AHL club to replace him. The 33-year-old Bourque was acquired Monday along with center William Karlsson and a 2015 second-round pick from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman James Wisniewski and a 2015 third-round pick.

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  14. Police dog dies in Palmer accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 7 | Boston Herald

    A romp through the woods took a tragic turn Friday when an off-duty Springfield police dog ran into a sharp branch on a nature trail and was killed instantly. Grom, a 3-year-old German Shepherd and two-year veteran with the Springfield Police Department, was running with his partner and handler, officer Maciej "Jazz" Jasinski, on the trail near his Palmer home when he was impaled by the branch from a fallen tree.

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  15. Epic snows have meant economic woes across all industriesRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Boston Herald

    Every work day lost during New England's historic winter has meant millions of dollars taken out of the regional economy. IHS Global Insight, an economic analysis firm, estimates Massachusetts alone suffered roughly $1 billion in lost wages and profits, as storm after storm pummeled the region, delivering over eight feet of snow in roughly a month.

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  16. Springfield man gets probation for faking pesticide reportsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 6 | Boston Herald

    A former pesticide inspector for the state whose job was funded by the federal government has been sentenced to two years of probation for faking more than a year's worth of inspections. Paul Ricco, of Springfield, was hired by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources to conduct compliance reviews on whether pesticides were being properly used, stored, sold, labeled and disposed of by facilities that produced, sold or distributed them.

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  17. Early childhood education advocates fault Baker budget planRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 5 | Boston Herald

    Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is coming under fire from education advocates who say he missed an opportunity in his first state budget proposal to signal his commitment to early education. During last year's campaign for governor, Baker decided not to back Democrat Martha Coakley's pledge to eliminate a waiting list of 17,000 children seeking subsidized pre-kindergarten education, arguing state education priorities shouldn't focus just on early education.

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  18. MGM sets March 24 groundbreaking on $800M Springfield casinoRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 5 | Boston Herald

    MGM outlined its construction schedule for an $800 million resort casino in Springfield on Thursday, starting with a March 24 groundbreaking. At a rare Springfield meeting for the state Gaming Commission, officials for the Las Vegas-based casino company said they expect basic site preparation activities will follow soon after the formal groundbreaking.

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  19. Lawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football gameRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2015 | Boston Herald

    Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers more than $10,000 on private flights last fall that included a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned. The flights were expensed to Schock's House office account and don't include about $40,000 in additional trips previously taken on donors' planes.

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  20. Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers' defamation suitRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2011 | Boston Herald

    Bill Cosby's lawyers asked a federal judge on Friday to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing the comedian of decades-old sexual offenses. The women, all of whom have stepped forward in recent years, say Cosby's representatives publicly branded them as liars while trying to defend Cosby's innocence.

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