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Mashpee Wampanoag language school planned

The Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe plans to open a language immersion charter school as part of its efforts to preserve and revitalize the tribal tongue.

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5/25/2016

article Letter: Resort-casino in Taunton a great opportunity for job seekers
(Massachusetts) -- Hundreds of entry-level and managerial jobs will soon be filled at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s new resort-casino in Taunton.

5/24/2016

article MGM Springfield Casino Project Fully Green-Lighted In Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- In June 2014, MGM received one of three coveted casino licenses from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. But it wasn’t until May 12 of this...

5/18/2016

article Questions mount over Mashpee’s aims for land in Middleboro
(Massachusetts) -- Selectmen voted unanimously this week to instruct the town manager to contact the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and ask what plans they may have for the 300...

5/15/2016

article Job and vendor fair for Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- Mashpee Wampanoag tribal chairman Cedric Cromwell was all smiles during Saturday's First Light Resort & Casino vendor and jobs fair held at...

5/14/2016

article A first look at First Light: Vendor and job fair for Taunton casino draws large crowd
(Massachusetts) -- A good portion of the people who showed up Saturday for the Mashpee Wampanoag casino vendor and job fair at Taunton Holiday Inn currently are employed...
article Prospective Taunton casino workers gamble on chance for jobs
(Massachusetts) -- Prospective casino workers by the hundreds took in a job fair sponsored by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Saturday in the hopes of landing work at the $1...
article Selectmen, Tribal Council Vow Better Communication
(Alaska) -- Following Town Meeting last week, the Mashpee Board of Selectmen and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council members have pledged to work at improving town-tribe...

5/13/2016

article Job fair Saturday for prospective casino employees
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will hold a job fair at the Holiday Inn in Taunton from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for its First Light Resort & Casino.
article Tribe holding job, vendor fair for Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is holding a job and vendor fair for its First Light Resort & Casino this weekend. The tribe plans a $1 billion casino...
article DOI Looks To Trim Challenge To Mass. Tribal Land Decision [sub req]
(New York) -- The federal government urged a Massachusetts federal court Wednesday to trim claims from a suit brought by residents challenging a decision to take roughly...

5/11/2016

article First Light Casino Holds Job and Vendor Fair Saturday in Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- Now that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has begun pre-construction work on its billion-dollar First Light Resort & Casino in Taunton, the Tribe...
article Taunton casino to hold first job fair
(Massachusetts) -- Ground has been broken on a billion dollar resort casino in Taunton, and work is now underway to hire workers. On May 14, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe...

5/10/2016

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe invites all to casino job and vendor fair
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is hosting a casino job and vendor fair on Saturday. Construction of the First Light Resort and Casino...
article Taunton casino to host vendor and job fair Saturday
(Massachusetts) -- In anticipation of its Taunton resort casino, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has announced a job and vendor fair to be held this Saturday. The fair is...

5/7/2016

article Berkley selectman Miller wins re-election in a landslide
(Massachusetts) -- The sole contested race in this year’s annual Berkley election resulted in a landslide victory Saturday for the incumbent.

5/6/2016

article PETERS: Tribe Is Best Steward Of Mashpee's Land
(Massachusetts) -- Petition Articles 21 and 22 of Monday’s Annual Town Meeting were submitted by an individual tribal member. Many of us within the tribe learned...

5/5/2016

article Tribal Citizens Announce Write-In Mashpee Candidacies
(Massachusetts) -- Recent events may have been the final nudge for Mashpee Wampanoag tribal citizens to mount a mostly write-in campaign for boards and committees in the...

5/4/2016

article Wampanoag Immersion Preschool Gets Started
(Massachusetts) -- The group that has been teaching the Wampanoag language to tribe members for the last two decades is now opening a preschool for the first time....

5/3/2016

article Old tension simmers in Mashpee
(Massachusetts) -- An attempt to get two land-related referendums on a future town election ballot failed Monday night at town meeting, but the effort may have sparked a...

5/2/2016

article Casino dreams become reality for Mashpee Wampanoag
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe stands alone in Southeastern Massachusetts. It wasn’t easy. The journey was a roller coaster ride with twists and...
article Casino not in the cards for Brockton due to uncertainty in Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- “It’s time to bring the elephant into the room.” The statement from Stephen Crosby, the chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming...
article Mashpee tribe's articles lose steam at town meeting
(Massachusetts) -- Late Monday, town meeting voters defeated Article 21, a petition article directing the town to enter into "meaningful and timely"...

4/30/2016

article Casino dreams become reality for Mashpee Wampanoag
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe stands alone in Southeastern Massachusetts. It wasn’t easy. The journey was a roller coaster ride with twists and...
article 500 Acres In The Balance In Mashpee
(Massachusetts) -- On Marie A. Stone’s office wall hangs a map of Mashpee from 1877 detailing the names of the owners of each parcel of land. Names of Mashpee...
article EDITORIAL: Vote No On 500-Acres Petition
(Massachusetts) -- Prior to Monday, May 2, Mashpee government officials’ minds will be preoccupied with the fear that Marie Stone will coax a large gathering out...

4/29/2016

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Chairman Reacts to Brockton Casino Rejection
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is speaking out following the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s decision to reject plans for a Brockton casino.
article Rejection of Brockton casino may not save Plainville's Plainridge in long term
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission denied a proposal for a Brockton-based casino Thursday, eliminating a potential competitor in a gambling market...
article Rejection of rival casino bid praised by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
(Massachusetts) -- A $677 million casino proposal for the Brockton Fairgrounds has been voted down by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
article Gaming Commission Denies Brockton Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on voted against awarding a commercial resort casino license in southeastern Massachusetts, relieving the First...
article Massachusetts Gaming Commission Denies Brockton Casino License
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted 4-1 against a $677 million Brockton casino being proposed by Mass Gaming & Entertainment, a...
article Our View: Mass. Gaming Commission goes all in on Taunton tribal casino
(Massachusetts) -- By a 4-1 vote, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday rejected the Brockton commercial casino proposal that could have threatened the Mashpee...
article State kills Brockton casino license bid
(Massachusetts) -- Two major resort casinos won't duke it out in Massachusetts' southeastern corner after all. Mass Gaming & Entertainment lost its bid to...

4/28/2016

article BREAKING NEWS: Gaming Commission Rejects Brockton Casino Plan
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission rejected plans for a Brockton casino Thursday, leaving the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Taunton project as the...
article Brockton casino shot down by Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- The state Gaming Commission Thursday voted down a proposed $677 million casino here, dashing the hopes for an economic catalyst in one of the state...
article Gaming chairman calls Brockton casino plan unimpressive
(Massachusetts) -- In a city that knows well the knockout power of a punch, Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby appears to have dealt one to a $677...
article Gaming commission rejects Brockton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has rejected a casino license for Mass Gaming & Entertainment in Brockton. In a 4-1 vote, the commission found...
article Massachusetts Gaming Commission rejects $677 million Brockton casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has voted down a proposal for a $677 million casino on the Brockton Fairgrounds.
article State rejects Brockton casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday declined to award a license for a commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts where the Mashpee...

4/27/2016

article Consultant says additional casino would cost Bay State tax revenue
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts will collect less gambling tax revenues if two casinos rather than one are allowed to open in its southeastern corner near Rhode Island...
article Massachusetts weighs another casino for crowded southeast
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts’ casino scene could get more crowded. The state Gaming Commission is deciding this week whether to award the state’s third...

4/26/2016

article Casino investors call other's bluff
(Massachusetts) -- When The Innovation Group was working for the Massachusetts Senate in 2010, the casino consultant warned that having a tribal casino in the same...
article Gaming commission consultant: state could lose $28M to $41M annually with competing casinos
(Massachusetts) -- The state stands to lose $28 million to $41 million per year in taxes if a Brockton casino is licensed and competes with a nearby tribal casino in...
article Tax collections would drop if Brockton casino OK’d, consultant says
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts could lose some $42 million a year in tax revenue if a proposed resort casino here wins approval and competes with a tribal casino in...

4/23/2016

article Legislators Warn Gaming Commission Of Backlash If Brockton Casino Gets License
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe received a boost from Massachusetts legislators this week in their effort to operate the sole casino in southeastern...

4/20/2016

article State gaming board could reach casino decision by month's end
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming regulators have laid out their timetable for making the final determination as to whether they will license a commercial casino in...

4/19/2016

article Attleboro area state legislators urge halt, study on Brockton casino
(Massachusetts) -- Seven local legislators have written to the state Gaming Commission asking it to hold off from approving a casino in Brockton. The lawmakers argue...
article Group of lawmakers call for delay in vote on Brockton casino
(Massachusetts) -- A group of seven Massachusetts legislators is warning the state Gaming Commission against approving a proposed casino in Brockton, saying it would...
article Mass. lawmakers warn of lost gambling revenue if Brockton palace OK’d
(Massachusetts) -- Seven Massachusetts legislators are warning that if the state Gaming Commission approves a proposed Brockton casino next week, the Mashpee Wampanoag...

4/17/2016

article Development to establish new strip mall, widen streets at dangerous intersection
(Massachusetts) -- The move to transform the southeast portion of Harts Four Corners into a multi-use strip mall is underway.

4/16/2016

article Granny Squannit: Celebrating Herring, Land Into Trust, And First Light
(Massachusetts) -- Cedric (Running Bear) Cromwell, chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, recently stated that “This First Light Resort & Casino will rival...

4/15/2016

article Project First Light Resort and Casino to host job and vendor fair in May
(Massachusetts) -- After breaking ground on the Project First Light Resort and Casino just last week, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has announced they are now going to be...
article Public input accepted until Tuesday on proposed Brockton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is accepting comments through Tuesday on a proposed Mass Gaming & Entertainment casino proposed in Brockton.

4/11/2016

article Mashpee push on with casino work despite lawsuit over reservation status
(Massachusetts) -- When the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe broke ground on a $1 billion casino last week, it surged ahead of rival developers in the race to open the state...
article Taunton school district wants bigger piece of the Project First Light pie
(Massachusetts) -- It is the hope of the Taunton school district that it receives its share and more than what the city bargained for on its behalf of the anticipated...

4/10/2016

article Taunton school district seeking bigger cut of casino revenue
(Massachusetts) -- The Taunton school district hopes to get its share of anticipated casino revenue plus more than the city bargained for on its behalf. Per the...
article Archaeological Study Planned For Northbridge Site In Mashpee
(Massachusetts) -- An archaeological study that will look for pre-Colonial artifacts could delay the construction of the assisted living facility proposed for Mashpee...

4/9/2016

article Gold rush in the Silver City: The First Light casino's impact on Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- A century ago Taunton was known far and wide as a manufacturing hub, a place that supplied the world with textiles, bricks, stoves — and silver.
article Mashpee Wampanoag tribe breaks ground on Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- Tribal council chairman Cedric Cromwell confers with a fellow tribal member as Jessie "little doe" Baird addresses a crowd in a tent...

4/7/2016

article Wampanoag Tribe breaks ground at Taunton casino site
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe broke ground at the site of their First Light Resort & Casino in Taunton Tuesday. Tribal Chairman Cedric Crowell was...

4/6/2016

article Mashpee Wampanoag tribe breaks ground on First Light Casino in Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe officially broke ground this week on a 150,000 square foot destination resort casino, which aims to be the first first...
article Mashpee Wampanoags break ground on Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- With a tent filled to capacity with tribal members, financial backers and politicians, Cedric Cromwell was elated and nearly beside himself with joy...
article Taunton breaks ground on casino, eying partial opening next year
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe of southeastern Massachusetts broke ground yesterday on what it hopes will become the state’s first resort casino,...

4/5/2016

article 'We did it!' says tribal leader at Taunton casino groundbreaking Tuesday
(Massachusetts) -- With a tent filled to capacity with tribal members, financial backers and politicians, Cedric Cromwell was elated and nearly beside himself with joy...
article Mashpee tribe to break ground on casino in Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- Members of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe gathered at the tribe’s reservation in Taunton Tuesday for a groundbreaking for a massive $1 billion...
article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Breaks Ground On Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The sun broke through the recent snowstorms Tuesday, April5, in Taunton just in time for the well-attended and joyous groundbreaking celebration...
article Tribe breaking ground on Taunton casino project today
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe took the first step in the construction of the tribe’s $1 billion First Light Resort & Casino in East Taunton...
article Tribe breaks ground on Massachusetts' latest casino project
(Massachusetts) -- With the swing of an excavator claw crashing down on a vacant industrial building, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe officially jumped into New England'...

4/4/2016

article Another casino project is joining the fray in New England's increasingly crowded gambling scene
(Massachusetts) -- Another casino project is joining the fray in New England's increasingly crowded gambling scene. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe officially breaks...
article Mashpee tribe to break ground on casino Tuesday
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is scheduled to break ground on First Light Resort & Casino Tuesday in Taunton and, in the process, leap over another...
article GEN Malaysia to get 7-yr contract for tribal casino
(Massachusetts) -- Casino operator Genting Malaysia Bhd confirmed in a filing that it would be managing the casino at a resort being developed by a Native American tribe...
article Genting Msia could earn US$25mil in management fees from First Light
(Massachusetts) -- Genting Malaysia (GENM) announced that it has been appointed the manager of the First Light Resort & Casino, a tribal casino operated by the...

4/3/2016

article The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is set to break ground on a resort casino south of Boston
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is breaking ground on a resort casino south of Boston. The federally recognized tribe has scheduled a kick off ceremony...
article US casino appoints Genting Malaysia as manager
(Massachusetts) -- Genting Malaysia Bhd has been appointed as the manager of the First Light Resort & Casino in US for an expected period of seven years. In a filing...

4/2/2016

article Tribe says its Taunton resort casino will be Bay State’s first to open
(Massachusetts) -- For months, Massachusetts’ first resort casino has figured to be the $950 million facility MGM Resorts International is building in Springfield...
article Genting announces first investment, management deal with Mashpee First Light casino in Massachuetts
(Massachusetts) -- Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM) said in a statement this week that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has appointed them as manager of First Light Resort &...

4/1/2016

article Genting Malaysia adds another resort casino in the US
(Malaysia) -- Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM) will manage First Light Resort & Casino, an Indian-destination resort casino in Massachusetts, United States, to be built...
article Genting Malaysia to Run Taunton Casino on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Behalf
(Malaysia) -- According to reliable sources Genting Malaysia Bhd, one of the leading Asian leisure and hospitality companies, is about to ink a deal authorizing it to...

3/31/2016

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confirms First Light Resort & Casino’s groundbreaking ceremony for April 5
(Massachusetts) -- While the Wynn Boston Harbour resort casino and MGM Springfield casino in Massachusetts have been forced to delay their launch dates till 2018 due to...
article Tribe to Break Ground on Massachusetts' First Casino on April 5
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for its First Light Resort & Casino — Massachusetts' first resort...

3/30/2016

article Tribe Schedules Groundbreaking Ceremony For Taunton Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is ready to embark on construction of the state’s first full-scale casino. The tribe has scheduled a groundbreaking...
article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confirms groundbreaking for casino
(Massachusetts) -- It's official -- the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts will start work on a long-awaited casino next week. The tribe confirmed April 5 as...

3/29/2016

article Rival casino opposed by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits fate
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is debating whether to approve a commercial casino that's opposed by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The...

3/25/2016

article Brockton casino group addresses revenue, legal issues as commission makes decision
(Massachusetts) -- As it makes a final pitch for a state license, the group behind the proposed casino in Brockton trashed a regional gaming revenue forecast produced by...
article Tribe's study says 2 casinos in region would cost state $28M per year
(Massachusetts) -- The state would lose $28 million per year in casino revenue if both a Taunton and Brockton casino are built, according to a study commissioned by the...

3/24/2016

article Tribe May Restore Historic Parsonage
(Massachusetts) -- Earl H. Mills Sr. remembers the sound the doorbell made when he rang the bell at the Mashpee Church Parsonage nearly 70 years ago. He remembers taking...
press release State Would Lose Millions If Massachusetts Gaming Commission Issues Fourth Casino License
(Massachusetts) -- The Commonwealth of Massachusetts would lose $28 million a year in gaming revenue if the Massachusetts Gaming Commission issues a license for a fourth...

3/21/2016

article Gaming commission schedules continued casino hearing for Monday
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has scheduled the continuation of its host community public hearing in Brockton for 4 p.m. Monday at Shaw's...
article State Faces Risky Bet For Third Casino License
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s first casino, a slot parlor in Plainville less than a half-hour away from a full-scale casino in Rhode Island, is off to a slow...

3/20/2016

article MassGaming Faces Difficult Dilemma on Third Casino License
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is grappling with another difficult dilemma regarding the future of its relatively young casino gambling industry.
article THE SUNDAY NOTEBOOK: New U.S. citizen says other countries are great, too
(Massachusetts) -- SPACIOUS SKIES, amber waves of grain, from sea to shining sea. Is there anywhere that is America's equal? From the perspective of a recently...

3/19/2016

article Massachusetts faces risky bet for third casino license
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s first casino, a slot parlor in Plainville less than a half-hour away from a full-scale casino in Rhode Island, is off to a slow...

3/17/2016

article Gaming commission questions Mashpee tribe on strength of land in trust decision
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission delved deep into the logic of whether the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's land in trust designation in Taunton will...
article Gaming Commission director says decision on Brockton casino possible by late April
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold its final hearing on plans for a Brockton casino on March 28 and may have a decision by the end of April...
article In Race to Open Massachusetts' First Resort Casino, Tribe Takes the Lead
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts may welcome a tribal resort casino a full year prior to its commercial competitors. On Monday, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe announced...
article Tribe, Architects, Financers Unveil 15-Story, $1B Resort Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The eyes of the casino industry focused on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe this week as leaders unveiled the $1 billion project and introduced a team that...
article Wynn and Tribe Pitch Rival Massachusetts Casino Projects
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts’ casino war was re-engaged Tuesday as casino mogul Steve Wynn made a rare appearance in the Bay State to tout his $1.7 billion...

3/16/2016

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe blasts Brockton casino backer during public meeting
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe said that the Genting Group is putting putting forth millions of dollars to build its casino project in Taunton, and that...
article Wynn Boston Groundbreaking By July, Mashpee Wampanoag Casino Pimp Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Casino operator Wynn Resorts unveiled the design of its new Massachusetts project on Tuesday, complete with name change, an increased budget and a...
article Mashpee tribe picks operator for planned Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- A day after announcing plans to open a $1 billion casino in the summer of 2017, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe Tuesday said the Taunton gambling resort...

3/15/2016

article Construction plans unveiled for Taunton's first casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe unveiled final design and construction plans on Monday for First Light Resort & Casino, Taunton's first casino.
article Mashpee tribe projects confidence, claims Brockton casino will have problems competing
(Massachusetts) -- As the Massachusetts Gaming Commission wrestles over a decision whether to award a license for a Brockton casino, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe...
article Mashpee tribe speeds up timetable for Taunton casino opening
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe said Monday that it plans to open a $1 billion casino on reservation land here in the summer of 2017, an aggressive...
article Mass Gaming Commission to hold open public meeting in Mashpee March 15
(Massachusetts) -- Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will be in Mashpee this afternoon. Commissions 181st open public meeting will be held at the Mashpee...
article See the renderings of the casino the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe wants to open in 2017
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoags are aiming for a summer 2017 opening for their tribal casino in Taunton, known as "Project First Light."
article Tribe unveils renderings of Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Monday unveiled renderings of its planned casino in Taunton at a packed City Hall meeting.

3/14/2016

article Massachusetts regulators to hear Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will meet with state gambling regulators to update them on their plans to build a casino south of Boston.
article Tribe plans to open casino in 2017
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe said Monday it plans to open a casino on reservation land here in the summer of 2017, an aggressive timetable that could...
article Tribe unveils renderings of Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Monday unveiled renderings of its planned casino in Taunton at a packed City Hall meeting.

3/13/2016

article SHAPIRO: Mashpee Beats Carcieri
(Massachusetts) -- September 18, 2015 is a day the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will long remember: when Kevin Washburn, the assistant secretary for Indian affairs, announced...
article Tribe to present casino plan to Massachusetts regulators
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is updating state gambling regulators on its plans to build a resort casino south of Boston.
article JON BEARD, Taunton: Support for a Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- I wonder how Taunton’s position as a city where industry has left and little new industry is moving in and much of downtown is vacant and...

3/11/2016

article State faces risky bet for third casino license
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s first casino, a slot parlor in Plainville less than a half-hour away from a full-scale casino in Rhode Island, is off to a slow...
article Tribe Charges Ahead With Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Despite the appearance of yet another hurdle in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s bid for a casino, tribe officials announced Monday, March 7, that...
article Tribe To Propose Own Fishing, Hunting Laws
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission could soon finalize hunting and fishing regulations for card-carrying tribe members that...

3/9/2016

article Mashpee tribe reveals plans to start casino construction on April 5
(Massachusetts) -- It was revealed on Monday, the 7th of March, by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Gaming Authority that the construction of the announced First Light Resort...

3/8/2016

article Mashpee Wampanoag tribe hopes to break ground next month for Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has hired contractors and intends to break ground on a new casino as early as next month, a development that could give...
article Opponents of Taunton casino cast doubt on groundbreaking plans
(Massachusetts) -- Opponents of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s casino project in Taunton said that the financial backers of the gaming destination would proceed at...
article Tribe eyes possible April groundbreaking on Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- While gaming regulators review a proposed commercial casino in Brockton, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is eyeing April 5 as a “possible date...
article Tribe May Start Casino Construction In Early April
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Gaming Authority announced Monday, March 7, that construction of the First Light Resort & Casino in Taunton could...

3/7/2016

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to break ground next month on Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe intends to break ground on its Project First Light casino in Taunton in less than a month. The tribe announced Monday that...
article Massachusetts tribe plans April groundbreaking for casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has planned an April groundbreaking for a resort casino in Taunton. The federally recognized tribe announced Monday it has...

3/6/2016

article Tribe launching substance abuse program
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is about to begin a substance abuse prevention and recovery program that incorporates Native American culture into a...

3/4/2016

article Brockton casino decision delayed until April
(Massachusetts) -- A meeting on March 15 with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is delaying a Massachusetts Gaming Commission decision on a Region C commercial casino until...
article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, State Gaming Commission To Meet As Third Casino License Is Considered
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will make a presentation before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission this month as the board considers whether or not to...
article Mashpee Wampanoag’s plans for casino prompts gaming regulator to push off decision on Massachusetts’ third casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is putting off its decision on awarding a third casino license in the state following news that the Mashpee...
article Petition Article Seeks 500 Acres For Tribe
(Massachusetts) -- A petition article submitted for the May Town Meeting warrant asks the town to return more than 500 acres of land to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The...

3/3/2016

article Massachusetts Gaming Commission pushes off decision on ‘Region C’ casino, plans to meet with Mashpee Wampanoag tribe
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, seeking to build a casino in Taunton, plans to present their project on March 15, leading the Massachusetts Gaming...
article Tribe warns of legal action in casino fight
(Massachusetts) -- While the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was focused on a proposed casino in Brockton during a public hearing Tuesday, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe...

2/28/2016

article Public hearing scheduled for casino proposal in Brockton
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is holding a hearing Tuesday afternoon on Mass Gaming & Entertainment's proposed $677 million casino,...

2/25/2016

article Mashpees Use Federal Grant to Craft Addiction Plan
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is using a 5-year federal Health and Human Services grant to develop a strategic plan to tackle addiction issues among its...

2/22/2016

article Connecting with the past one goal of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal genealogy
(Massachusetts) -- It not only takes constant research and endless investigation to establish Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal genealogy; it also takes a little bit of luck....

2/17/2016

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ties casino suit to anti-Indian group
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is accusing a named plaintiff in an anti-casino lawsuit of ties to an anti-Indian group. Michelle...

2/16/2016

article Genting Massachusetts to assist Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s $500 million casino resort
(Massachusetts) -- According to Maybank (Malayan Banking Berhad), in return for managing fees and interest income, Genting Massachusetts may help the Mashpee Wampanoag...

2/13/2016

article Heated words traded over casino lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- The court showdown hasn't happened yet, but the war of words between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and East Taunton residents attempting to block an...
article Taunton Residents Challenge Land In Trust Decision
(Massachusetts) -- Twenty-four Taunton residents, with attorneys and the financial backing of a casino mogul, have filed a complaint in the United States District Court...

2/9/2016

article Rush Street Gaming looking to block Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino
(Massachusetts) -- A non-Indian developer has confirmed that it is helping finance a lawsuit that seeks to prevent the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts from...

2/8/2016

article Lawsuit challenges Mashpee Wampanoag tribal reservation decision
(Massachusetts) -- A group of Massachusetts residents is challenging the federal government’s decision to grant the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe reservation lands to...

2/7/2016

article Lawsuit Financed By Brockton Casino Group Filed Against Mashpee Tribe
(Massachusetts) -- A lawsuit financed by a group looking to build a casino in Brockton has been filed that challenges the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s federal land...

2/5/2016

article Lawsuit filed to block Mashpee tribe's casino
(Massachusetts) -- A lawsuit has been filed by neighbors of a proposed Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in East Taunton seeking to block Project First Light from moving...
article Taunton citizens sue Interior Department for giving Mashpee tribe casino land
(Massachusetts) -- A group of Taunton residents filed a lawsuit on Thursday to overturn the U.S. Department of Interior's decision to declare land in trust for the...

2/1/2016

article Final public input meeting for Brockton casino plan set for March 1
(Massachusetts) -- The final public input meeting for the proposed Brockton casino was scheduled for March 1 by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

1/29/2016

article Mashpee tribe absent at hearing on Brockton casino
(Massachusetts) -- Proponents praised the jobs and economic impact and opponents raised questions about traffic and the social impact. The typical pros and cons were on...

1/21/2016

article Gaming panel to discuss casino proposals for Taunton, Brockton
(Massachusetts) -- The state Gaming Commission is expected to discuss a wide range of topics at its regularly-scheduled meeting on Thursday, including the status of the...

1/19/2016

article Letter: Celebrate Mashpee Wampanoag's Taunton tribal casino dream
(Massachusetts) -- It's the right time and place for the Mashpee Wampanoag's Taunton casino proposal to revitalize the southeast Massachusetts region....

1/16/2016

article Agreement Reached on Policing Between Mashpee Wampanoag and Town
(Massachusetts) -- Mashpee Selectmen have signed an agreement with the Wampanoag Tribe over how to provide public safety on the tribe’s sovereign land. The...

1/15/2016

article Facts About Tribe-Town Agreement
(Massachusetts) -- Mashpee fire, emergency medical services must report entrance onto tribal lands. Fire chief can request tribal police for security during emergency...
article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Celebrates the Recognition of its Tribal Land
(Massachusetts) -- Members of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe celebrated the U.S. government’s final recognition of the tribe’s sovereign lands at their own...

1/12/2016

article Battle brewing over tribe’s planned Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- For nearly four centuries, the 150-acre plot has served as Colonial farmland, the sooty neighborhood of Industrial Revolution factories, and most...
article Opponent group raises money to fight Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag raised their nation’s flag for the first time on their newly designated tribal land on Monday afternoon and celebrated...
article Tribe Gets Reservation For Massachusetts Casino
(Massachusetts) -- A Native American Tribe was officially given a reservation on which to build a casino within the borders of the state of Massachusetts
article Wampanoag Raise Flag on Reservation
(Massachusetts) -- Monday was a proud day for the Mashpee Wampanoag. The tribe raised their nation’s flag for the first time on their reservation in Mashpee with a...

1/11/2016

article Mashpee Tribe to Raise Sovereign Flag For First Time
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will raise their nation’s flag for the first time ever Monday afternoon on newly designated tribal land. The U.S....

1/10/2016

article Feds open door for Wampanoags to build Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The federal government has placed Mashpee Wampanoag tribal lands in trust as a reservation, paving the way for the Cape Cod tribe to begin...

1/9/2016

article Federal status now official for Mashpee tribe
(Massachusetts) -- Mashpee Wampanoag tribal lands in Taunton and Mashpee, Massachusetts were officially declared a reservation by the U.S. Department of Interior on...
article Federal status of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's land now official
(Massachusetts) -- A federal proclamation of a Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation should end the state gaming commission’s review of a commercial license in...
article Mashpee tribe's federal status now official
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s federal status is now official. On Friday, the U.S. Dept. of the Interior posted the tribe’s reservation...

1/8/2016

article Federal Government Designates Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Lands As A Reservation
(Massachusetts) -- The federal government has officially designated the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s lands as a reservation, the final hurdle needed before the tribe...
article Feds clear way for Wampanoags to build Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The federal government officially has designated Mashpee Wampanoag lands as a reservation, a move the Cape Cod tribe says paves the way for...
article Feds opens door for Wampanoags to build Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The federal government has placed Mashpee Wampanoag tribal lands in trust as a reservation, paving the way for the Cape Cod tribe to begin...
article Mashpee tribe's federal status becomes official today
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s federal status is as official as it can get this morning. On Friday, the U.S. Dept. of the Interior posted the...
article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ready to build long-awaited casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is planning to break ground on its long-awaited casino in the spring. The First Light Resort and Casino...
article Tribe Land Declared A Reservation
(Massachusetts) -- The US Department of Interior on Friday, January 8, officially designated Mashpee Wampanoag tribal lands as a reservation. Officials with the tribe...
article Tribe, Town Close In On Agreement
(Massachusetts) -- An agreement appears likely soon regarding Mashpee police protocol and medical emergency response on Mashpee Wampanoag tribal land, although a...
article Wampanoag win federal designation of Taunton, Mashpee land; opposition promises legal battle
(Massachusetts) -- An announcement by the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe celebrating the final, federal designation of land in Taunton as part of a tribal reservation...

12/26/2015

article Mashpee Wampanoag land accepted into trust [8th item]
(Massachusetts) -- Some said it would never happen. Others said it would take a decade or more. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe? They always believed that 2015 was the tribe...

12/24/2015

article Mashpee Signs Updated Agreement To Better Manage Refuge
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee selectmen on Monday signed an updated memorandum of understanding with eight other entities intended to more effectively manage the...

12/20/2015

article Proposed Tribe, Town Agreement In Mashpee Still Unsigned
(Massachusetts) -- A temporary memorandum of understanding between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Town of Mashpee has yet to be signed, continuing the absence of a...

12/17/2015

article State Gaming Commission praises Mashpee tribe's casino progress
(Massachusetts) -- Members of the state’s Gaming Commission on Thursday said the Mashpee Wampanoag appear to be making headway toward establishing their Project...
article Opponents of Mashpee tribe's casino say they will take full 6 years to file lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- Opponents of a Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in Taunton have asked the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to delay issuing a commercial license for a...

12/16/2015

article MGC to start Thursday meeting with Taunton casino talk
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will kick off Thursday's public meeting with a discussion on the tribal compact and an update on the Region C...

12/11/2015

article Wampanoag Tribe Asks Federal Judge To Reconsider Casino Ruling
(Massachusetts) -- The Aquinnah tribe on Friday asked a federal judge to reconsider his decision to reject its bid to build a gambling hall on tribal land.

12/8/2015

article Mashpee OKs agreement on policing tribal land
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding on providing police and other emergency services to land now held in...

12/6/2015

article Talks begin between state gaming board and tribe over Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- In what could be viewed as a good indicator that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission anticipates the likelihood of a Mashpee Wampanoag casino, the...

12/4/2015

article State gaming board begins discussion with tribe over Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- In what may be the clearest sign the Massachusetts Gaming Commission sees a Mashpee Wampanoag casino from possible to probable, an attorney outlined...

12/1/2015

article Taunton businesses making way for Mashpee Wampanoag casino
(Massachusetts) -- The clock is ticking for East Taunton businesses facing displacement in advance of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe breaking ground next spring for its $...

11/26/2015

article OP/ED: Will another treaty be broken with Native Americans on Taunton casino?
(Massachusetts) -- It has been said in many variants that those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. On Thanksgiving week, it is ironic that we should...

11/24/2015

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Acquires East Taunton Property For $19.25M
(Massachusetts) -- The Liberty and Union Business Center in East Taunton has been sold to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for $19.25 million. The three-building complex on...

11/20/2015

article Land In Trust Official
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe announced Friday, November 13, that the federal government took formal ownership of tribal lands in Mashpee and Taunton...

11/19/2015

article Learning to Speak Across the Ages with Wampanoag Language Program
(Massachusetts) -- The Wopanaak Language Reclamation Project, based in Mashpee, plans to co-launch a language immersion preschool next fall, marking a major milestone in...

11/18/2015

article Mashpee’s Taunton MA casino could still face hurdles
(Massachusetts) -- While the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is right to celebrate recent developments in their struggle to build a casino in Taunton, Massachusetts the local...
article Our View: Time to reveal Taunton tribal casino wild cards
(Massachusetts) -- With the federal government’s green light for putting land into trust for a Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal reservation in an East Taunton industrial...
article Tribe, Mashpee work on police coverage
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the town have yet to reach an agreement on how to handle police interactions on the tribe’s sovereign land, Town...

11/13/2015

article Feds Formalize Mashpee Tribe Land Into Trust Application
(Massachusetts) -- The federal government formally put land into trust yesterday in Taunton and Mashpee for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
article Mashpee, Taunton land officially in trust
(Massachusetts) -- The federal government has officially taken land in Mashpee and Taunton into trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, the tribe announced Thursday...

11/12/2015

article Mashpee Wampanoag: US puts land in trust for tribe's benefit
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe says the federal government has taken ownership of tribal lands in Mashpee and Taunton and placed the properties into...
article Tribe To Launch Montessori, Language Immersion School Next Year
(Massachusetts) -- Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project leaders announced Monday, November 9, plans to co-launch a Wôpanâak language immersion preschool with the...
article Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project sets aside pursuit of charter school
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project has temporarily dropped its pursuit of the Weetumuw Wopanaak Charter School and has a new plan to launch a...

11/9/2015

article Cape Cod tribe can move forward on casino construction in Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- A $34.5 million land deal struck between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and a half-dozen East Taunton property owners was finalized last week. A...
article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to host Thanks Giving celebration
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Old Indian Meeting House Committee will collectively celebrate their sixth annual Native American Thanks Giving...

11/8/2015

article Mashpee Wampanoag casino land deal in East Taunton finalized
(Massachusetts) -- A 115-acre East Taunton land deal worth $34.5 million between the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe and a half-dozen property owners was finalized this...
article Nearly dozen Taunton businesses set to move to make way for casino
(Massachusetts) -- The recent signing of a $34.5 million land deal between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and six separate owners of East Taunton land the tribe needs for...
article Taunton businesses make room for casino
(Massachusetts) -- The recent signing of a $34.5 million land deal between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and six separate owners of East Taunton land the tribe needs for...

11/5/2015

article Brockton casino developers push Gaming Commission for license
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s safest bet to quickly open a resort casino and realize tens of millions of dollars in new taxes could be in Brockton, not Everett or...
article Brockton casino developers say Mashpee Wampanoag casino won't happen
(Massachusetts) -- If the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decides against awarding a casino license to Brockton, it would be “a big gamble” for the state,...

11/4/2015

article Developers Tout $677 Million Brockton Casino Despite Mashpee Tribe Plans
(Massachusetts) -- Developers of a proposed casino for the Brockton fairgrounds say their $677 million plan will draw 4 million visitors annually and generate more than...
article Hudson: Casino gambling comes up craps
(Massachusetts) -- Maybe it’s called “craps” for a good reason. Craps is a game of wagering money. Folks roll two six-sided dice, and then bet on the...

10/29/2015

article Gaming panel chief: Nobody wants four casinos in Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- As regulators get set to discuss southeastern Massachusetts casino issues again on Thursday, the chairman of the state gaming commission says he can...

10/24/2015

article Scoping out traffic issues tied to Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Project First Light casino and resort in Taunton will undoubtedly have an effect on traffic, and road and signal improvements are on the way.

10/23/2015

article Roads to Taunton's future casino paved with mitigation
(Massachusetts) -- Now that the federal government has given what amounts to the go-ahead for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to build its half-billion-dollar casino in East...

10/22/2015

article Mashpee Charter School Effort Heads To Final Stages
(Massachusetts) -- Staff at the Wopanaak Language Reclamation Project of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe recently received word that they have been invited into the final...

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