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Holyoke to get $50,000, plus $1.28 million over 15 years and jobs from proposed MGM Springfield casino

MGM Resorts International will pay the city $50,000 up front and nearly $1.28 million over 15 years and commit to providing residents with "hundreds of permanent job opportunities" in relation to its proposed casino in Springfield, officials said Monday.

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4/23/2016

article MGM Plans To Convert Former School Building To Housing As Part Of Casino Deal
(Massachusetts) -- MGM, which is building a casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, has purchased the former central administration building of the city’s public...

4/22/2016

article Church being moved to make way for casino
(Massachusetts) -- A historic Massachusetts church started slowly rolling along the street Tuesday to make way for a nearly $1 billion casino.

3/29/2016

article Springfield waits on big gamble to pay off
(Massachusetts) -- This time last year, MGM officials and state and city leaders were reveling in a confetti-filled groundbreaking at the future site of a resort casino...

3/28/2016

article Gaming Commission wraps up final meeting on Brockton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The state gaming commission met in Brockton Monday for a final time before making its decision on the casino proposed for the Brockton Fairgrounds.
article Work on Massachusetts MGM casino kicking into full gear
(Massachusetts) -- This time last year, MGM officials and state and city leaders were reveling in a confetti-filled groundbreaking at the future site of a resort casino...

3/24/2016

article 1 year after MGM Springfield groundbreaking, what has changed?
(Massachusetts) -- It has been one year the groundbreaking celebration for MGM Springfield’s much-anticipated resort in the South End. Since then, much has changed...

3/23/2016

article Funds Sought To Mitigate Casino Construction Impacts
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is being asked to pay out more than $2.5 million from a special fund to resolve problems blamed on the...
article Hampden County sheriff requests $2 million from Gaming Commission to mitigate MGM Springfield impact on addiction center
(Massachusetts) -- The Hampden County Sheriff's Department has requested $2 million from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Community Mitigation Fund to cover costs...

3/18/2016

article With A Casino Coming To Downtown, So Are More Cops
(Massachusetts) -- The city of Springfield, Massachusetts plans to hire 59 police officers this year, the largest addition to the city’s police department in 20...

3/2/2016

article Two months since construction started at the MGM casino site
(Massachusetts) -- It’s mostly demolition work, which will continue through the spring, and possibly summer. Crews could start tearing down the Rescue Mission...

2/23/2016

article Somerville mayor, Wynn casino emissary sought last-minute compromise
(Massachusetts) -- As plans for a world-class casino on the Mystic River have inched forward over the past three years, opponents have gradually fallen by the wayside....

2/22/2016

article City Council to consider approval of MGM Springfield casino site plans, design changes
(Massachusetts) -- City Council President Michael Fenton said the council will consider a final vote on Monday night on the site plan for the MGM Springfield casino...
article MGM Springfield's design changes approved by City Council
(Massachusetts) -- The site plan for the MGM Springfield casino project won approval Monday night from the City Council, including its design, protections for abutting...

2/21/2016

article City Council To Vote On MGM Springfield Casino Plans
(Massachusetts) -- The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts is expected to vote Monday on the final design plans for the MGM casino.

2/17/2016

article City Council moves to Round 5 on MGM Springfield casino site plan review, abutters' concerns
(Massachusetts) -- The City Council resumes its review of the MGM Springfield casino site plan on Wednesday, with council President Michael Fenton expecting significant...
article Crews prepare casino site to move a 129-year-old church
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield plans to complete construction of their resort casino by the fall of 2018. Construction crews have been busy digging, demolishing, and...
article New conditions for MGM Springfield project approved by City Council
(Massachusetts) -- New conditions for the MGM Springfield casino project aimed at meeting some of the concerns raised by abutting property owners, were approved...

2/14/2016

article MGM Casino Considered Key Element Of Springfield's Rebirth
(Massachusetts) -- In 2011, a tornado crossed the Connecticut River into Springfield, cutting a swath of damage through one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city....
article MGM Springfield, Mass. casinos looking to big new year: Outlook 2016
(Massachusetts) -- With one gaming facility already open in Massachusetts and the MGM Springfield and Wynn Everett facilities moving through the construction process,...

2/5/2016

article MGM Springfield to reopen community office in Monarch Place, five months after closure
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is planning to reopen its community office within its Monarch Place corporate suite, five months after it closed its 1441 Main Street...

2/3/2016

article City Council Holds Further Meetings on MGM Springfield Casino Project
(Massachusetts) -- Michael Fenton, the President of the City Council, announced that two additional meetings of the city council have been scheduled. During the meetings...
article City Council President Mike Fenton: MGM Springfield casino review deepens but project not slowed as result
(Massachusetts) -- City Council President Michael Fenton has scheduled two additional council meetings to evaluate the MGM Springfield casino site plan, but said the...

1/26/2016

article 2 partial road closures for MGM Springfield casino project approved despite abutter concerns
(Massachusetts) -- Portions of Bliss and Howard streets in the city's South End will be closed as public ways within the $950 million MGM Springfield footprint, as a...
article City Council, MGM Springfield begin answering abutters concerns about traffic, parking issues
(Massachusetts) -- City councilors, completing their third day of hearings on the MGM Springfield casino site plans on Monday, acknowledged that it will take...
article Does Plainridge Park Portend Trouble for MGM Springfield?
(Massachusetts) -- As the first facility opened in the Bay State’s new gaming era, Plainridge Park Casino launched to wild success — for the first month,...

1/25/2016

article City Council & MGM Springfield discussions delay the design vote
(Massachusetts) -- It could be weeks before the Springfield City Council votes to approve or reject MGM’s design changes. City councilors and MGM Springfield...
article City Council, MGM Springfield begin answering abutters concerns about traffic, parking issues
(Massachusetts) -- City councilors, completing their third day of hearings on the MGM Springfield casino site plans on Monday, acknowledged that it will take...

1/24/2016

article Springfield City Council set to focus on concerns raised by abutters of MGM Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- The City Council, set to resume its review of the MGM Springfield casino site plan on Monday, is planning to focus on concerns raised by adjacent...

1/22/2016

article MGM Springfield casino raises traffic concerns
(Massachusetts) -- MGM’s Springfield casino project has raised concerns among adjacent property owners who fear that the construction may cause traffic problems.

1/20/2016

article MGM Springfield casino project abutters raise concerns about traffic design, congestion
(Massachusetts) -- Property owners who abut the MGM Springfield casino project in the South End area urged the City Council on Wednesday night to set conditions that...

1/19/2016

article Public gives mostly raves to MGM Springfield casino project in first City Council hearing
(Massachusetts) -- Many area residents and representatives of business and labor urged the City Council on Tuesday to support the latest design of the MGM Springfield...

1/18/2016

article MGM officials are leading a tour of their planned casino site in western Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- MGM officials are leading a tour of their planned casino site in western Massachusetts. MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis and other casino...
article MGM Springfield casino project: City Council takes the reins in site plan hearings
(Massachusetts) -- City Council President Michael Fenton said a series of hearings over the next two weeks sets the stage for thoughtful, fair decisions by the council...

1/17/2016

article PHOTOS: MGM Springfield Demolition
(Massachusetts) -- Construction crews demolished the Zanetti School Tuesday to make way for the $950 million MGM casino in downtown Springfield.

1/11/2016

article When will MGM’s design change be approved or rejected?
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield started taking down the Alfred Zanetti Elementary School on Monday; it’s the first major building in the path of their $950...

1/8/2016

article MGM Springfield to finally demolish former Zanetti School ahead of major construction of $950 million casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield announced Friday that it will proceed with the long-awaited demolition of former, vacant Alfred G. Zanetti School on Howard Street...

1/1/2016

article MGM Springfield construction you can expect in January
(Massachusetts) -- After months of delays, MGM will be back to do some more demolition work at the casino site this month. Last week, MGM Springfield spokeswoman Carole...

12/29/2015

article MGM Says Demolition For Casino Project Will Begin In January
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International is planning to start demolishing buildings in mid-January to clear the site in downtown Springfield where the company...

12/22/2015

article Springfield City Council approves casino overlay district
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield City Council has unanimously approved a new casino overlay district that outlines the borders of the upcoming $950 million MGM Springfield...
article Springfield City Council Approves Zoning District For Proposed MGM Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Springfield City Council voted Monday to approve a zoning ordinance outlining the footprint of MGM’s casino. The vote is another procedural...
article “Casino Overlay District” will establish zoning guidelines
(Massachusetts) -- At least one of the speakers at Monday night’s Springfield City Council meeting, spoke passionately about mapping a “Casino Overlay...

12/21/2015

article City Council approves zoning district for MGM Springfield, allowing demolition and site work to proceed
(Massachusetts) -- The City Council approved a new casino overlay district on Monday that outlines the boundaries of the $950 million MGM Springfield project and allows...

12/20/2015

article Springfield City Council considers casino overlay district, final OK of new historic district
(Massachusetts) -- The City Council will tackle issues on Monday ranging from creating a special zone for the MGM Springfield casino project to taking an informal vote...

12/17/2015

article Mass. Gaming Commission memo: Majority of MGM Springfield design changes unlikely to affect casino appeal to customers
(Massachusetts) -- HLT Advisory Inc., Toronto-based consulting firm to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, has offered an analysis of MGM Springfield's proposed...
article Mass. Gaming Commission signs off on MGM Springfield casino starting work
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to allow MGM Springfield to begin early demolition and construction as part of work...
article MGM Resorts Receives Final Mass. License For $950 Million Casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International said Thursday it has received its final state license from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for its $950 million casino...

12/10/2015

article Welcomed good news as casino moves forward: Editorial
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino project needed some genuine good news, and Mother Nature has helped deliver it.

12/9/2015

article Mild weather allowing MGM Springfield to complete paving in South End ahead of major I-91 construction
(Massachusetts) -- Mild December weather has allowed contractors to nearly complete paving projects -- including work on Union and on State streets related to the MGM...
article Springfield City Council to consider OK of casino overlay district
(Massachusetts) -- The City Council has scheduled a public hearing on Dec. 21, to consider approving a casino overlay district in the South End that would establish...

12/4/2015

article Massachusetts Gaming Commission Hears Mixed Reviews Of MGM Springfield Casino Changes
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators are pressing for more details on why the cost of MGM’s planned Springfield casino has ballooned. The...

12/3/2015

article Biggest concerns over MGM new casino design
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield residents still aren’t sold on how MGM’s new design changes will pull people off the highway to play at the casino. MGM...
article Gambling regulators seek more details on MGM casino costs
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators are pressing for more details on why the cost of MGM's planned Springfield casino has ballooned. Casino...
article Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby stresses importance of public input following meeting on MGM Springfield design changes
(Massachusetts) -- Following the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Thursday hearings on proposed MGM Springfield design changes, Chairman Stephen Crosby stressed the...
article Mass. Gaming Commission scrutinizes proposed MGM Springfield design changes at MassMutual Center
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield officials continued to make their case for proposed design changes that would, among many things, replace a 25-story hotel with a six...
article MGM pitches design changes to the Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- MGM still needs to convince the state Gaming Commission and Springfield’s City Council to approve their design changes. 22News was in...
article State Gaming Regulators Quiz MGM, Then Hear Mixed Public Reaction To Casino Design Changes
(Massachusetts) -- MGM continues to defend design changes for its Springfield casino, this time before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which held a public meeting...

12/2/2015

article Massachusetts Gaming Commission to hear from public on proposed MGM Springfield design changes at Thursday hearing
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming officials will be in town Thursday to gather public input and promote discussion on the proposed design changes to the MGM Springfield...

11/30/2015

article City, State Officials Set To Review Latest MGM Springfield Casino Plans
(Massachusetts) -- The latest plans by MGM Resorts International for building a casino in Springfield will be carefully scrutinized in the next few weeks by local...

11/23/2015

article MGM Springfield casino site plan deemed 'complete,' setting stage for City Council hearing
(Massachusetts) -- City officials announced on Monday that MGM Springfield's revised site plan application for a proposed $950 million casino project is now complete...
article MGM: Cost of Springfield casino resort price jumps to $950 million
(Massachusetts) -- The cost of MGM's planned resort casino in downtown Springfield has risen from $800 million to $950 million, despite the company's efforts to...

11/20/2015

article I-Team: In-depth 2 part report on MGM Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- Eight months ago MGM Springfield celebrated its groundbreaking. Since then, we haven’t seen many shovels go into the ground. In a two part...
article Massachusetts Gaming Commission Schedules Review Of MGM Springfield Plans
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is scheduled to come to Springfield on December 3 for a public meeting where officials from MGM are expected to...

11/19/2015

article State leaders don’t want MGM revisions to cut jobs
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield says they’re ready to spend a $150 million dollars more than originally planned on their resort casino. As MGM proposes these...

11/18/2015

article MGM Massachusetts Casino Changes Lifts Cost to $950 Million
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International said enhancements to its planned casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, will increase the projected cost to $950 million from...
article MGM says it will spend $950m on casino in Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Faced with nagging concerns about their commitment to open a casino here, MGM Resorts executives on Wednesday afternoon tried to quell any lingering...
article MGM Springfield affirms commitments, cites $950 million investment in public casino presentation
(Massachusetts) -- Hundreds of Springfield residents filled seats at CityStage Wednesday afternoon, as MGM Springfield officials delivered new details about the casino...
article MGM Springfield casino presentation draws applause, mostly positive reviews from near-capacity CityStage crowd
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield, in presenting its latest plans for a casino project here, with a price tag that has now climbed to $950 million, drew applause and...
article Read MGM Springfield's full casino presentation
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield officials delivered a presentation at CityStage Wednesday afternoon, detailing changes in a proposed redesign and giving $950 million...
article MGM official: Massachusetts casino will cost more than $950M
(Massachusetts) -- The price tag for MGM's planned resort casino in the city continues to climb. The downtown casino, hotel and entertainment complex had been...
article MGM to update public on changes to Springfield casino plans
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield leaders have invited representatives of MGM Resorts to a public conference to explain recent changes to its $800 million casino project....
article MGM Boss: ‘Gosh Golly,’ The Springfield Casino Will Still Be Big
(Massachusetts) -- MGM officials are trying to win-over skeptical residents and elected officials in Springfield. The casino company is on the defensive after...

11/16/2015

article MGM Springfield's presentation to Mass. Gaming Commission over project redesign postponed until December
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield's next presentation to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which is expected to feature financial details of the company's...

11/14/2015

article MGM discussing major changes to Massachusetts casino design
(Massachusetts) -- MGM is presenting significant changes to its planned $800 million Springfield, Massachusetts casino. The Las Vegas casino giant’s proposal is...

11/12/2015

article Local decisions on MGM Springfield's revised casino plans expected before end of 2015
(Massachusetts) -- If MGM Springfield is going to get necessary state and city regulatory approvals for its estimated $800 million casino resort project, those OKs will...
article MGM Springfield: What would you ask the casino company about its downsized casino plan?
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield will publicly present before local officials next week to explain its recently announced casino changes that are expected to decrease...

11/10/2015

article Amid controversy over reduction of casino footprint, MGM Springfield erects billboards along East Columbus Avenue
(Massachusetts) -- While MGM Springfield isn't slated to open until 2018, it has erected three large billboards along East Columbus Avenue to promote the casino'...
article MGM Officials Complete Pilgrimage to Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts, which is building an $800 million casino resort in Springfield, saw its shares rising in price last week after it announced that it was...
article MGM Springfield looking to hire veterans, met goals in hiring women and minorities
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is putting pressure on MGM Springfield to focus on diversity in their workforce. The gaming commission ensures MGM...

11/9/2015

article As MGM Springfield downsizes, experts say changes to casino projects are not unusual
(Massachusetts) -- In Maryland, months after a company received a license to build a new casino at a golf resort and convention center, financing troubles forced it to...

11/6/2015

article MGM Outlines Changes To Springfield Casino Project For State Officials
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gaming industry regulators are soliciting public comment on MGM’s proposed changes to the Springfield casino project. In its most...

11/3/2015

article MGM execs to hold casino talks with Springfield leaders
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts worldwide (MGM) shares were climbing Thursday following its announcement that it's forming a real estate investment trust that will...

10/30/2015

article MGM execs hold casino talks with Springfield leaders
(Massachusetts) -- MGM's top executive says more design changes are in store for the company's $800 million Springfield but none he would deem major.

10/29/2015

article MGM CEO Reaffirms His Commitment To Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The top brass of MGM Resorts International traveled to Springfield Thursday to mend fences with Mayor Domenic Sarno, the biggest booster of their...
article MGM Resorts International CEO James Murren apologizes for poor communication on casino redesign (video)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International CEO James Murren issued a mea culpa for poor communication with the city of Springfield at a press conference Thursday,...
article MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren reaffirms commitment, vows better communications on Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International Chief Executive Officer James Murren said Thursday the company has never wavered from its commitment to a world class...
article Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno accepts MGM's apology for communication on casino redesign (video)
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic Sarno said he accepted MGM Resorts International CEO James Murren's apology for poor communication at a press conference this...

10/28/2015

article The MGM casino games begin: Reader viewpoint
(Massachusetts) -- The Council of Churches of Greater Springfield with nearly 300 affiliate members, representing all faiths, attempted to warn the City of Springfield...

10/27/2015

article Springfield Officials Reject New MGM Casino Plan As "Incomplete"
(Massachusetts) -- The top brass from MGM Resorts International are coming to Springfield, Massachusetts this week to do some fence- mending. Mayor Domenic Sarno and...

10/26/2015

article At Mayor’s request, MGM C.E.O. to come to Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno requested MGM’s C.E.O., President and MGM Springfield President all show up in Springfield and explain their...
article CEO of MGM, other company execs to meet with Springfield officials over changes in casino
(Massachusetts) -- The chief executive of MGM Resorts International has agreed to join other top company officials at a meeting with city officials in Springfield to...
article City to MGM Springfield: Your casino site plan application is 'incomplete'
(Massachusetts) -- The city on Monday notified MGM Springfield that its casino site plan application, submitted last week, is being returned as "incomplete"...

10/25/2015

article Changes in Springfield casino project raises questions
(Massachusetts) -- When executives at MGM Resorts International removed a 25-story hotel tower from their plans for a casino complex in Springfield, they ran the risk of...

10/24/2015

article Springfield City Council candidates talk casino, crime, residency requirements for city workers
(Massachusetts) -- Eight of the 10 at-large candidates for Springfield City Council attended Thursday evening's election forum at Classical Condominiums, where they...

10/23/2015

article City Council split on MGM design changes
(Massachusetts) -- MGM’s proposed changes to its casino are being met with initial push back from the people who have to approve it. The 22News I-Team discovered...
article City officials seek full rationale for downsized MGM Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- The city has called on MGM Springfield to appear before local officials Thursday with explanations for its plans to reduce the size of its casino...

10/22/2015

article City Councilors Vow To Drive A Hard Bargain Over MGM Springfield Casino Downsizing
(Massachusetts) -- A majority of city councilors in Springfield, Massachusetts say they are very concerned about the proposal by MGM to downsize the casino project.
article MGM credibility at “all-time low,” city councilor says
(Massachusetts) -- With one member saying MGM’s credibility is at an “all-time low,” Springfield City Councilors expressed frustration with the design...

10/21/2015

article Councilor Bud Williams wants temporary halt in permits issued for MGM Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- Now that MGM Springfield has cut the footprint of its planned resort casino in the city's South End by 14 percent and replaced a 25-floor hotel...
article Mass. Top Casino Regulator Calls MGM Springfield Design Changes "Significant"
(Massachusetts) -- MGM wants to shrink by 14 percent its proposed resort casino development in Springfield, Massachusetts. The proposal surprised and angered the city’s...

10/20/2015

article Lawmakers are concerned MGM will continue to downsize its casino
(Massachusetts) -- Less than a month after MGM Springfield scrapped plans for a glass tower, the casino company now wants to downsize the entire project. State lawmakers...
article MGM plans 14% reduction in size of resort casino project
(Massachusetts) -- MGM recently announced plans to get rid of its planned 25-story glass hotel tower, and now the casino company has filed a plan to reduce the square...
article MGM Springfield President Mike Mathis: Jobs, revenue, 'world class' project remains despite plans for size reduction
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis said Tuesday that the company remains committed to a "world class' casino in the city and its pledge...
article MGM Springfield seeks approval to reduce project's square footage by nearly 14 percent, shrinking retail space, theaters, dining and bowling alley
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is reducing the size of its casino development by 14 percent, including a significant cut in retail space, a smaller bowling alley and...
article MGM Wants To Shrink Springfield Resort Casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International has announced that it plans to cut the size of its casino development in Springfield by nearly 14 percent. In a notice of...
article Political Notebook: MGM Springfield presents 'The Incredible Shrinking Casino Plan'
(Massachusetts) -- Now playing in Theater 1 – er, a downsized Theater 1, that is – "The Incredible Shrinking Casino Plan," a new tragicomedy by...
article Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno: 'Incomprehensible' that MGM officials didn't disclose nearly 14 percent reduction in square footage
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said Tuesday it is "incomprehensible" that MGM executives did not disclose multiple proposed reductions its...

10/14/2015

article MGM exec: We introduced Sarno to Lucchino to help launch Springfield-PawSox talks
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle said Wednesday that the Las Vegas company helped initiate talks between Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and...
article MGM Springfield to update city officials regarding casino plans within next month
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield executives will meet with City of Springfield officials within the next 30 days for another round of updates on the project, the...
article Updates on MGM Springfield expected in the coming month
(Massachusetts) -- The next round of updates on the MGM casino project are expected to be announced within the coming month. MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis...

10/9/2015

article MGM Resorts head visiting Springfield to ‘reaffirm’ casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts global (NYSE:MGM) was upgraded by Zacks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on...

10/7/2015

article OP/ED: Steve Wynn’s unwelcome, and unnecessary, libel lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- Like the cityof Boston, Steve Wynn has every right to file lawsuits. Whether that’s really a good idea, though, is a different question. The...
article Wynn sues for libel in latest salvo over casino
(Massachusetts) -- Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn is escalating his battle with Boston officials, filing a libel lawsuit this week against an unidentified casino...

10/6/2015

article 'A good 1st step': Meeting between MGM chief and Springfield councilors
(Massachusetts) -- City Council President Michael Fenton said Monday that a private meeting between council leaders and top MGM officials was a "good first step...
article Springfield residents hopeful of MGM’s new apartments
(Massachusetts) -- 22News returned to 195 State Street, one day after MGM Springfield announced 35 market rate apartments would be built there. As part of MGM’s...

10/5/2015

article MGM chief reiterates commitment to Springfield casino after meeting with mayor
(Massachusetts) -- The head of MGM Resorts International says the company remains committed to building a casino in downtown Springfield despite a recent redesign that...
article MGM exec Bill Hornbuckle to Springfield: 'We will not go anywhere'
(Massachusetts) -- For those wondering if MGM Resorts International of Las Vegas is truly committed to an $800 million-plus casino project in Springfield, the company...
article Planned Springfield casino remains on track, MGM says
(Massachusetts) -- A top MGM Resorts executive Monday reaffirmed the casino company’s promise to spend $800 million on its planned resort casino in Springfield,...
article Design Changes to Proposed Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The company that plans to build a casino in Springfield, Massachusetts is making a major change in the design of Springfield’s casino. MGM...

10/4/2015

article City councilors re-examine proposal to remove Jersey barriers from around MGM Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- A City Council committee is scheduled to meet Monday to renew discussion of a proposed order that, if approved, would call for the removal of Jersey...
article MGM Resorts head visiting Springfield to 'reaffirm' casino
(Massachusetts) -- The head of MGM Resorts International is heading to Springfield this week to shore up support for its $800 million resort casino.
article President of MGM Resorts visiting Springfield to ‘reaffirm’ casino
(Massachusetts) -- The President of MGM Resorts International is heading to Springfield this week to shore up support for its $800 million resort casino.

10/2/2015

article Gov. Charlie Baker says he's 'OK' with planned MGM Springfield casino changes
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday that he is "OK" with the changes that MGM Springfield has proposed to its $800 million resort casino. MGM...
article MGM Resorts International president Bill Hornbuckle pledges 'unwavering commitment' to Springfield project
(Massachusetts) -- Bill Hornbuckle, president of MGM Resorts International, said Friday the Las Vegas company has an "unwavering commitment" to the MGM...
article Springfield mayoral candidate Sal Circosta says mayor too 'eager' on MGM casino project
(Massachusetts) -- Mayoral candidate Salvatore "Sal" Circosta said this week that Mayor Domenic J. Sarno's "eager willingness" to defend design...

9/28/2015

article Reductions to Springfield casino plan raise concerns
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators expressed frustration over major revisions that MGM has proposed for its $800-million Springfield casino and said...

9/27/2015

article Ballot Question Considered On MGM Springfield Casino Redesign
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Springfield may get a chance to weigh- in on the controversial changes proposed for MGM’s resort casino project.

9/26/2015

article From Gaming Commission, Concern That MGM Isn’t Fully Committed To Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- “I’m on the street, and it’s hard to say, You’ve got to hold on another six months, maybe another year, maybe another 18...
article Springfield Council President Michael Fenton objects to MGM's Jersey barriers at Main and State streets
(Massachusetts) -- City Council President Michael Fenton is proposing the city demand that MGM Springfield remove concrete jersey barriers from Main and State Street in...

9/23/2015

article MGM Redesigns Springfield Casino Without Hotel Tower
(Massachusetts) -- MGM is making changes to the resort casino it is building in Springfield. The casino company submitted redesigned plans to the city Tuesday...

9/22/2015

article MGM redesigns Springfield casino without hotel tower
(Massachusetts) -- MGM revealed new designs for its $800 million resort casino complex in downtown Springfield on Tuesday, eliminating a 25-story glass hotel tower and...
article MGM's casino plan, minus 'skyscraper' component, means Springfield from I-91 will look like ... Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- As the we-told-you-so camp gleefully exclaims "We told you so!" and the gloom-and-doomers worry that MGM's big plans for Springfield...

8/27/2015

article MGM Doing Casino Construction Hiring Outreach
(Massachusetts) -- MGM is setting out to fill some of the 2,000 construction jobs that were promised to build the company’s $800 million Springfield casino. MGM...
article Minority-owned contractors make pitch for MGM Springfield casino project work
(Massachusetts) -- For Kelly Whitaker, the MGM Springfield casino project may not provide construction work for her tile installation company for a long, long time, but...

8/11/2015

article MGM Springfield moving ahead with casino development following Gaming Commission votes
(Massachusetts) -- Votes by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission regarding the MGM Springfield casino project have paved the way for MGM to finalize its formal plans and...

8/10/2015

article Regulator nods one-year delay for MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has approved a new opening date for MGM Resorts International’s casino project MGM Springfield, local media...

8/9/2015

article MGM Springfield Approved for Delayed Opening
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts is eagerly awaiting the opening of their first Las Vegas-style resort casino, and they can rest assured that such a venue really is...

7/10/2015

article Mass. Gaming Commission Looking Closely At MGM’s Request To Delay Opening
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is still considering MGM’s request to push back the opening of its Springfield casino to September 2018.

7/9/2015

article Contamination found at MGM Springfield casino site
(Massachusetts) -- The site of the future MGM Springfield casino is suffering from contamination, according to documents filed with the state Department of Environmental...

7/4/2015

article MGM Springfield nears final agreement on historic preservation issues relating to casino project
(Massachusetts) -- After years of discussions, debate and revisions, MGM Springfield appears to be on the verge of a final "memorandum of agreement" that...

6/30/2015

article Springfield MGM casino project must move forward: Editorial
(Massachusetts) -- Penn National Gaming and MGM Resorts International are competitors in the gaming industry, but MGM can take a lesson from its rival.

6/27/2015

article MGM casino impact on crime difficult to predict
(Massachusetts) -- It would be impossible to predict exactly how the MGM casino will impact crime and violence in the city. Some people say the economic boost and...

6/26/2015

article MGM Springfield casino delay unfortunate, but has logic: Editorial
(Massachusetts) -- Word that MGM Springfield will ask for a one-year delay in opening its downtown casino is an unsettling turn of events in one way, but makes a lot of...
article MGM Springfield Casino Opening Delay Impacts Revenue, Jobs
(Massachusetts) -- A one-year delay in the opening of the planned resort casino in western Massachusetts because of a major highway project will affect millions of...

6/25/2015

article Springfield officials support MGM's request to delay casino project opening to September 2018
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield will ask the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to permit a delay of several months for its $800 million casino project, that includes a...
article Springfield officials tout new MGM agreement as protecting city funds, casino success
(Massachusetts) -- The city's negotiated agreement with MGM Springfield supporting the company's request to postpone the opening of a casino until the completion...
article Year-long delay seen in opening of Springfield’s casino
(Massachusetts) -- The opening of the MGM Resorts casino in Springfield will be postponed about a year because of an anticipated delay in the completion of a major...

6/10/2015

article Interstate 91 Rehabilitation May Delay MGM Springfield Casino Opening
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield officials said on Tuesday that they will discuss thoroughly their $800-million casino project as well as the Interstate 91...

5/26/2015

article Site work ramps up as MGM Springfield casino nears groundbreaking
(Massachusetts) -- With the approaching fourth anniversary of the June 1, 2011, tornado, site work for the $800 Million MGM Springfield resort casino project is in full...

5/18/2015

article Springfield Council talks MGM hiring plans
(Massachusetts) -- City councilors met with members of MGM Springfield Monday night to talk about the 3,000 jobs the casino is expected to bring to Springfield. They...

5/15/2015

article MGM Springfield, local advocates pledge collaboration to link veterans, casino jobs
(Massachusetts) -- Advocates for veterans and MGM Springfield officials agreed Friday that collaboration is key to ensure that veterans are aided in obtaining and...

5/9/2015

article How did Springfield's mayor balance his proposed budget? 5 things that helped
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic J. Sarno filed a $595 million recommended budget to the City Council on Thursday that maintains core services, avoids layoffs, keeps the...

5/5/2015

article Springfield issues permits for MGM casino utility work as project looms
(Massachusetts) -- The city has issued permits for a significant amount of utility work scheduled to occur over the next few weeks for preliminary work in and around the...

4/22/2015

article MGM Says It's Complying With Springfield, Mass. Host Agreement
(Massachusetts) -- Despite a lack of major construction activity, MGM said Wednesday it is making efforts to comply with commitments it made to Springfield,...
article MGM Springfield details casino progress, business outreach efforts in 1st compliance report filed with city
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield officials said Wednesday the company is working "around the clock to fulfill its responsibilities," leading into demolition...
article Springfield finds new offices for Health and Human Services department to exit MGM casino footprint
(Massachusetts) -- The city has found a new home for the Department of Health and Human Services that will allow it to comply with an eviction notice from MGM...

4/21/2015

article Massachusetts Historical Commission raises new issue in MGM Springfield casino demolition plan: Rear portion of State Armory building
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Historical Commission wants MGM Springfield to conduct a feasibility study to determine if the rear section of the historic State...

4/13/2015

article State officials finalizing plan to put Wynn land into escrow
(Massachusetts) -- The Baker administration withheld a crucial permit from Wynn Resorts earlier this month after accusing the MBTA of improperly selling land to the...

4/8/2015

article As casino construction nears, FBI anti-corruption billboards pop up in Springfield's skyline
(Massachusetts) -- The FBI has recently taken its get-tough message on bribery and fraud to the city's skyline. Just months after Boston FBI supervisor Agent Vincent...

4/6/2015

article Wynn Promises Quick Response to State Concerns
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is promising a swift response to concerns from the state's environmental secretary, who raised legal questions about the acquisition...

4/3/2015

article MGM Springfield breaks ground on $800 million casino resort - developed by Davenport Properties
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International hosted the groundbreaking of MGM Springfield, an $800 million casino resort slated to open in fall 2017 in downtown. The...

3/29/2015

article Springfield's steps toward casino reality worth watching in New Bedford
(Massachusetts) -- There are many similarities between the MGM plan and the proposed KG Urban Enterprises development on the New Bedford waterfront.

3/23/2015

article Springfield City Council awaiting MGM casino final site plans before hearing, vote on new zoning district
(Massachusetts) -- A casino overlay district, stipulating the boundaries of the MGM Springfield project, will be forwarded for City Council review on Monday, but the...

3/22/2015

article Construction To Begin On State’s 1st Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Construction is about to begin for what likely will be the first full-scale resort casino to open in Massachusetts. A groundbreaking ceremony is...

3/10/2015

article MGM Outlines Construction Timetable For Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM has scheduled a groundbreaking two weeks from today to begin constructing an $800 million resort casino in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.

3/8/2015

article Mass. AG Maura Healey promises beefed up presence near MGM Springfield casino, calls for gaming commission to establish office in city
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey ran for office as an anti-casino candidate and as she makes her way through her first year of office, she...

3/6/2015

article Healey to MGM: “We’re going to be watching you”
(Massachusetts) -- Preparing for the potential maladies that could accompany the planned casino in Springfield, Attorney General Maura Healey plans to provide a “...
article Mass. Gaming Commission, MGM Springfield chime in on future of Springfield's endangered substance abuse treatment facility in casino footprint
(Massachusetts) -- As lawmakers and citizens alike share concern over the future of the Western Mass. Correctional Alcohol Center in the footprint of the MGM Springfield...

3/5/2015

article MGM sets March 24 groundbreaking on $800M Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM outlined its construction schedule for an $800 million resort casino in Springfield on Thursday, starting with a March 24 groundbreaking. At a...

3/3/2015

article Springfield establishes Casino Liaison Office to coordinate city departments with MGM officials
(Massachusetts) -- In accordance with the 2011 Expanded Gaming Act that paved the way for casino gaming in Massachusetts, the city of Springfield is establishing a...

3/2/2015

article New casino ethics ordinance gets nod from Springfield City Council, restricting elected officials from casino jobs
(Massachusetts) -- The City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a casino ethics ordinance that will prevent members of the council or the mayor from taking jobs...

3/1/2015

article Casino construction set to close downtown parking lots
(Massachusetts) -- Parking in downtown Springfield is about to get a lot more difficult. Beginning Monday, many city-owned surface lots will close to prepare for MGM...

2/9/2015

article Moody's Investors Service affirms Springfield's bond rating with lift to a 'positive outlook,' citing prudent finances, casino
(Massachusetts) -- Moody's Investors Service has notified Springfield that its bond rating, which is an indication of its credit worthiness, was recently affirmed...

2/6/2015

article Guest viewpoint: MGM Springfield president and COO says company is committed to downtown's renaissance with casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International came to Springfield three years ago to take on an ambitious downtown casino-resort development project.
article Sheriff Asks Gaming Commission for Money to Relocate Alcohol Center
(Massachusetts) -- The clock is ticking for Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe and moving the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center.

2/5/2015

article Consultants hired for MGM Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- The Springfield Redevelopment Authority hired two consultants this week, including retired Public Works Director Allan Chwalek, to help guide and...

2/3/2015

article MGM Preparing To Demolish Buildings, Close Parking Lots For Casino Construction
(Massachusetts) -- MGM is planning a spring groundbreaking for the $800 million resort casino the Las Vegas-based entertainment giant is building in downtown Springfield...
article MGM Springfield hires 4, including former political aspirant Chelan Brown
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has hired four new employees, including one-time candidate for mayor Chelan Brown, as groundbreaking nears for its $800 million casino...

1/21/2015

article MGM Springfield moving into next phase of construction
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield continues moving toward construction. The company has notified businesses in the 14-acre footprint in Springfield's South End that...

1/7/2015

article MGM Springfield's environmental impact study clears Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International's 767 page environmental impact study of the MGM Springfield project has cleared the Massachusetts Environmental Policy...
article Springfield council president proposes casino ethics bill
(Massachusetts) -- The Springfield city council president wants to restrict the ability of city leaders to seek employment with MGM, the casino company building an $800...

1/5/2015

article MGM Springfield buys another $12.3 million in South End property; total at $42.6 million
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has closed on the purchase of four more properties it needs for its $800 million casino complex on Springfield's South End.

12/29/2014

article As casino arrives, Springfield must not sacrifice its future for its past: Editorial
(Massachusetts) -- As construction of the MGM Springfield casino moves forward, those who value the city's history are asking its executives and planners to take a...
article MGM buys $16 million worth of properties in Springfield's South End
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has purchased over $16 million in South End real estate as the company continues to patch together the property needed for its planned...

12/23/2014

article MGM Expects To Start Hiring For Casino Construction In New Year
(Massachusetts) -- Now that MGM has won Massachusetts regulatory and voter approval to build a resort casino in downtown Springfield the Las Vegas-based entertainment...
article MGM Springfield buys ex-Orr Cadillac site on Mill Street, Springfield, to house Springfield Rescue Mission
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has purchased the former Orr Cadillac dealership location from the Orr family for $2.3 million. The Orr property will be the new home...

12/12/2014

article MGM officials lay out plan to break ground in Springfield in 2015 with grand opening in 2017
(Massachusetts) -- As MGM Resorts International works with city and state agencies to obtain the permits necessary to break ground on its $800 million downtown...

12/11/2014

article MGM offers update on Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International is hosting what it calls a construction information session as it prepares to move forward with an $800 million casino in...

12/8/2014

article Peter Picknelly says Court Square hotel advances in partnership with MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Developer Peter A. Picknelly said Friday that a proposal to convert a vacant six-story building at Court Square to a boutique hotel is nearing reality...

12/1/2014

article MGM Springfield means farewell to 73 State Street for office tenants
(Massachusetts) -- With construction in the offing for MGM Springfield's $800 million South End casino, the current owners of 73 State St. are saying goodbye. "...
article MGM Springfield prepares to distribute nearly $2M in initial payments to 'surrounding communities' of $800M urban casino
(Massachusetts) -- As MGM Resorts International works to obtain all the necessary permits to begin breaking ground in early 2015 for its $800 million Springfield casino...

11/24/2014

article MGM meeting with Springfield City Council as it eyes local approvals to break ground in 2015
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts will take two key steps on Monday as it seeks to break ground in 2015 on an $800 million casino in Springfield that's being billed as...
article MGM Springfield outlines busy pre-construction schedule and pledges transparent, collaborative approach
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis told city councilors Monday night there is no let-up in plans for a local casino project, with the revised...
article Public comment period regarding MGM Springfield's environmental impact study open through Christmas Eve
(Massachusetts) -- Anyone wishing to chime in on the environmental impact of MGM Resorts International's planned $800 million downtown Springfield casino has until...
article Zoning changes need approval before MGM starts construction
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has paid the state its gaming license fee. Now, the developer will need to work on getting land use permissions to get its project...

11/23/2014

article City Councilors To Discuss Casino Construction Plans
(Massachusetts) -- City councilors in Springfield, Massachusetts plan to meet Monday with representatives from MGM to discuss casino construction plans.
article RICK HOLMES: Springfield on the rise?
(Massachusetts) -- You could say Springfield’s decline started in 1968, when good manufacturing jobs started to disappear and urban blight took their place.

11/20/2014

article MGM Springfield submits final environmental impact study for $800M urban casino
(Massachusetts) -- Moving one step closer to opening its planned $800 million downtown Springfield casino, MGM Resorts International has submitted its final...

11/12/2014

article Drilling company gets to work on Springfield casino one day after voters reject anti-gambling plan
(Massachusetts) -- You could say Jeffrey Campbell, owner and president of Seaboard Drilling – a company with deep local roots – has hit the first MGM jackpot...

11/7/2014

article The future of retail and restaurants at MGM’s casino
(Massachusetts) -- We know that a casino is coming to the City of Springfield; now MGM is revealing new details about the businesses that will be inside.

11/5/2014

article Defeat Of Casino Repeal Referendum Clears Way For Springfield Project
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts voters Tuesday soundly rejected a ban on Las Vegas-style gambling. The vote allows casino projects to move forward in Springfield and...

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