| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Wynn Resorts appears to have trumped Mohegan Sun in a contest for the sole license to operate a casino in Greater Boston, now that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has voted 3-to-1 in Wynn's favor.
The commission's acting chairman, James F. McHugh,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Republicans are feeling so heady about running against Obamacare that they're thrilled that Scott Brown is all but certain to run for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire. Yes, you heard right, the former one-term senator from Massachusetts who lost to...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The high court in Massachusetts ruled Tuesday that a petition to effectively ban casinos will go to a vote in November, potentially erasing plans for destination resorts in Springfield and Greater Boston.
At the least, the decision delays the start of...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shuffled the deck in New England public affairs Tuesday when it ruled that there shall be a referendum in the Bay State this fall on legalizing state licensed casinos. This was good news on many counts.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:06 PM
SPRINGFIELD — MGM Resorts International received the full blessing of Massachusetts gambling regulators Friday to build and operate an $800 million casino in the city's downtown.
An opening is planned for 2017 after about 30 months of construction....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Via Charlie Pierce and the Boston Globe comes this priceless vignette of the bizarre marriage pairing former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) with a publicly traded would-be West Palm Beach, Fla., gun manufacturer named Global Digital Solutions Inc.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow MGM Resorts International to build an $800 million casino in downtown Springfield if the company accepts a list of terms.
"The MGM proposal is a genuinely ambitious and unusual...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Four auto insurers have agreed to settle allegations that they failed to refund at-fault surcharges to Massachusetts customers, resulting in higher premiums — after a customer has been in a crash, for example — when a state appeals process...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 1:36 PM
A New York woman accused of fraudulently collecting $480,000 from a fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims was arraigned in a Boston municipal court, Atty. Gen. Martha Coakley’s office said in a statement .
Audrea Gause, who appeared in court...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:38 PM
A New Jersey woman is the third person to be charged with trying to defraud the One Fund Boston, established to aid people involved in the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April.
Iris Gamble, 44, was charged with third-degree...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Last week's killing in Massachusetts of Jennifer Martel shows once again why domestic violence is so difficult, yet so essential, to curb.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is right to call for a review of this terrible case and of the...