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Gaming panel considers relaxing CORI standard


Massachusetts gaming industry regulators are interested in re-opening the 2011 law that authorized up to three casinos, saying the statute is inconsistent with reforms to criminal records standards.

State panel upholds Great Wolf tax deal with Fitchburg

Rick Saia |

(UPDATED) A state panel has upheld a series of tax incentives for the Great Wolf Lodge water park and hotel in Fitchburg after a carpenters' union alleged the company failed to use local contractors...

Congress approves Blackstone National Park

Sam Bonacci |

In a move that will have funding and tourism implications at historic sites throughout Central Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Congress has voted to create a new national park in the Blackstone River...

‘Hub Week’ planned for fall 2015


Boston-area institutions are teaming up to bring to the city what is being billed as a "first-of-its-kind" event for the fall of 2015 that will attempt to showcase the strengths of the region and...

Blackstone River Valley national park bill clears House

The House of Representatives Thursday approved legislation to make the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Corridor a unit of the National Park System.

Beechwood to launch upgrade in 2015

Rick Saia |

The Beechwood Hotel will undergo what it calls a “major” multi-million-dollar refurbishment that its owners say will upgrade the Worcester facility into a “modern, state-of-the-art,...

Flash Poll: Keep Olympics away from here!

Boston is on the shortlist of potential U.S. host sites for the 2024 Olympic Games. (The others: Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.) A successful Boston bid could bring some...

Developer: Worcester hotel would help meet business demand

Rick Saia |

A proposed six-story, 120-room hotel next to the Washington Square rotary in Worcester would fill a need in the city and complement its downtown economic development strategy, the hotel's developers...

Despite Question 3, Plainridge casino forges ahead

Emily Micucci |

The fate of casino gambling in Massachusetts is far from certain as a ballot question that could nix it looms closer. But developers of the Plainridge Park Casino aren't faltering.

Commercial food waste ban rolled out in Massachusetts

The state continued its roll-out of a first-in-the-nation commercial food waste ban aimed at increasing food donations and boosting renewable energy and composting.

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