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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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9/4/2014

article Feds release environmental statement on tribe's proposed Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe says it's a step closer to having land placed in trust for a proposed resort casino in Taunton. The U.S. Department of...

8/22/2014

article Signs on Cape bash tribe’s Taunton casino efforts
(Massachusetts) -- Two signs have been put up in Cotuit, near the Mashpee line, that appear to be aimed at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s plans to build a $500...

8/19/2014

article Signs target Mashpee tribe's casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- Two signs have been put up in Cotuit, near the Mashpee line, that appear to be aimed at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's plans to build a $500...

7/30/2014

article Tribes: BIA system needs review
(Massachusetts) -- The man who will decide whether a $500 million Indian casino will be built in Taunton was on Cape Cod Tuesday but would only say that the Mashpee...

7/27/2014

article B&D Construction plans move to Raynham location before Wampanoag tribe starts building casino on Taunton site
(Massachusetts) -- A longtime Taunton company believes that the proposed Mashpee Wampanoag resort casino is coming, and that it’s coming sooner rather than later.

7/25/2014

article Las Vegas firm hired to design proposed Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- A Las Vegas-based architectural firm that has worked on some of the largest casinos in the world has been hired to design the proposed Mashpee...

7/20/2014

article Wampanoag chief has mixed feelings on casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- In the centuries since its ancestors greeted the Pilgrims in 1620, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has struggled to overcome financial hardship, recover...

7/6/2014

article Annual powwow celebrates healing, spiritual connection
(Massachusetts) -- While the list of canceled and postponed festivities grew longer on Friday in preparation for Hurricane Arthur, tribe members and visitors of the 93rd...

6/15/2014

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting on casino land ruling
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is still waiting for a decision on its casino land-into-trust application.

5/29/2014

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe member earns medical degree
(Massachusetts) -- Lauren Thornton is a rarity among Native Americans. On May 18, Thornton, the daughter of Gayle Andrews, a former spokeswoman for the Mashpee Wampanoag...

5/26/2014

article Mashpee Chair Receives Honorary Law Degree; Mashpee Woman Goes to Law School
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has two law-related reasons to celebrate: its chairman has received an honorary law degree from a prestigious east coast...

5/16/2014

article Casino co. drops suit over tribal preference
(Massachusetts) -- A company that wants to build a resort casino in New Bedford has ended its legal battle with the state over a section of the gaming law that gives...
article KG Urban Ends Challenge of Mashpee Wampanoag Casino Provision
(Massachusetts) -- A developer seeking a resort casino in New Bedford has ended its court challenge of a provision in the state's casino gambling law that gave...
article KG Urban ends legal challenge, but still pushes for casino
(Massachusetts) -- KG Urban Enterprises has given up its two-and-a-half-year legal quest to strike a tribal preference from the state’s Expanded Gaming Act of 2011...

5/1/2014

article Cromwell speaks about proposed Taunton casino at Chamber breakfast
(Massachusetts) -- The $500 million casino and resort facility planned for East Taunton should be open for business by early 2016, an optimistic Cedric Cromwell told a...

4/25/2014

article Cromwell to speak at Business Breakfast May 1 in Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- The Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce and Pro-Home Inc. are once again collaborating on their Business Breakfast Series on Thursday, May 1, at Benjamin...

4/17/2014

article Gaming Commission delays changing license timeline
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Thursday to alter how much money a company would have to initially invest for a casino in Southeastern...
article Court finds no basis to investigate 2009 tribal election
(Massachusetts) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe that sought an investigation into the 2009 election that swept...

4/3/2014

article State Gaming Commission decision fails to impress Taunton mayor
(Massachusetts) -- Taunton Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr. declined to speak at length about the state gaming commission granting commercial casino developers more time to apply...

3/30/2014

article Hoye reaches out to federal legislators regarding Taunton's heroin epidemic
(Massachusetts) -- Taunton Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr. took a trip to Washington, D.C., last week to speak with federal legislators, along with U.S. government officials,...

3/22/2014

article Delahunt capitalizes on the private sector
(Massachusetts) -- During his final weeks in Congress, William D. Delahunt stood before his constituents at a packed public meeting in Quincy, urging the city to take...
article Tribe celebrates renaissance
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has many reasons to celebrate, including what tribe officials are calling "a new beginning."

3/20/2014

article Wampanoag tribe sees legal opinion as casino boost
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has received a legal opinion from the U.S. Interior Department that it says could provide a major boost to its hopes of...

3/19/2014

article Mashpee Wampanoag leaders praise newly issued federal land opinion
(Massachusetts) -- The chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is lauding a legal opinion issued last week from the U.S. Dept. of Interior interpreting the statutory...
press release Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Applauds Federal Land-in-Trust Guidelines
(Massachusetts) -- Cedric Cromwell, Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, is commending a legal opinion released late last week by the Interior Department...

3/18/2014

article Federal opinion boosts Mashpee Wampanoag's casino claim
(Massachusetts) -- A legal opinion issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior on what it means to be under federal jurisdiction bolsters the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe...
article Mass. tribe sees legal opinion on definition of 'jurisdiction' as boost for casino hopes
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is pointing to a recent legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Interior as a major boost for its bid to have land...
article Wampanoags say ruling boosts Taunton casino hopes
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe said Tuesday that a recent legal opinion from the U.S. Interior Department could provide a major boost to its hopes of...

3/11/2014

article Wynn wants deal like the Wampanoags have
(Massachusetts) -- Given the borderless freedom of the Internet, online gaming is almost inevitable, according to Senate Majority Leader Stan Rosenberg.

3/8/2014

article Tribe's salaries on the rise
(Massachusetts) -- For the second year in a row, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe plans to spend $12.7 million on its efforts to build a casino in Taunton, according to a...
article Working nonstop to land coveted casino license
(Massachusetts) -- While the players for Southeastern Massachusetts’ resort casino license remain relatively quiet, there’s plenty of spadework going on...

3/7/2014

article Deleo: Tax play won’t Wynn
(Massachusetts) -- Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn’s ploy to get the same tax rate for his proposed Everett casino as the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is going...

2/28/2014

article Gaming board picks first winner: Plainville
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has awarded the state's first and only slots license to the Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville, just minutes...

2/25/2014

article Sleeping Language Waking Up Thanks to Wampanoag Reclamation Project
(Massachusetts) -- It’s been more than 300 years since Wampanoag was the primary spoken language in Cape Cod. But, if Wampanoag tribal members keep their current...

2/24/2014

article Ex-tribal treasurer faces sentencing for theft
(Connecticut) -- The former treasurer for the tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino is facing sentencing for theft. Steven Thomas is scheduled to be...

2/18/2014

article Wampanoags and Harvard Celebrate Historic Ties
(Massachusetts) -- Harvard University hosted the leaders of the Aquinnah and Mashpee Wampanoag tribes at a clambake at the Harvard Faculty Club February 7 to honor the...

2/15/2014

article LETTER: First-hand experience with the tribe
(Massachusetts) -- Back in 2007, I was a vocal opponent of the Mashpee Wampanoag’s plan to build a casino in Middleboro. I studied the issues and I learned more...

2/11/2014

article Mashpee Wampanoag take another step in casino plans
(Massachusetts) -- In the ongoing race to get a casino up and running in Southeastern Massachusetts, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has taken another step.
article Tribe: 'Final phase of the environmental review process is now underway'
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has announced the passage of another deadline tied to their proposed casino venture in Taunton. Local casino opponents,...

2/10/2014

article Four incumbents re-elected to Mashpee tribal council
(Massachusetts) -- Four incumbents were returned to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council in Sunday's election. Carlton Hendricks Jr. received the most votes at 246...

2/5/2014

article Mashpees' Mass. gaming compact alters casino view
(Connecticut) -- With its publication Monday in the Federal Register, the U.S. Department of the Interior-approved gaming compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and...

2/4/2014

article DOI Finalizes Embattled Compact For Tribe's $500M Casino
(New York) -- The Department of the Interior on Monday formally acknowledged and put into effect a controversial tribal compact that paves the way for a $500 million...
article Mashpee-Massachusetts gaming compact gets federal blessing
(Massachusetts) -- The Indian Affairs Bureau Monday made the approval of the gaming compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts...

2/3/2014

article Gambling compact between state, Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to take effect as federal law
(Massachusetts) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs on Monday officially posted notice in the federal register that the gambling compact between the state and the Mashpee...
article Gambling pact with tribe now in play
(Massachusetts) -- The gaming compact between the Wampanoag Tribe and the state officially took effect yesterday, raising the stakes in the fight for casino cash in...
press release Interior Department Posts Federal Notice of Compact Approvl Today -- It's Official
(Massachusetts) -- Cedric Cromwell, Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, announced that the Interior Department today made official the formal approval of the gaming...

2/2/2014

article Wampanoag compact with governor to become official Monday
(Massachusetts) -- The compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick is being published in the Federal Register Monday, according to the federal...

1/31/2014

article BIA publishes notice of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe compact
(Massachusetts) -- The Class III gaming compact for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts will go into effect on Monday.
article Wampanoag compact with Patrick to become official Monday
(Massachusetts) -- The compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick is being published in the Federal Register Monday, according to the federal...

1/29/2014

article Steve Wynn wants Wampanoags’ deal
(Massachusetts) -- Vegas mogul Steve Wynn — still in competition for the sole Boston-area casino license — is already angling for a tax cut, telling the...

1/20/2014

article Taunton manufacturer looking for new home in Norton
(Massachusetts) -- A representative of a growing medical device and surgical robotics company being courted by the town of Norton said there’s still time for...

1/18/2014

article Taunton medical manufacturer looking for new home in Norton
(Massachusetts) -- A representative of a growing medical device and surgical robotics company being courted by the town of Norton said there's still time for Taunton...

1/16/2014

article Federal judge hears Mashpee tribe's election dispute
(Massachusetts) -- A U.S. District Court judge is being asked to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks a Bureau of Indian Affairs investigation into alleged irregularities in the...

1/15/2014

article Taunton anti-casino group plans forum for Thursday night
(Massachusetts) -- Members of the East Taunton casino opposition group Preserve Taunton's Future are planning a community forum for tonight to discuss an assortment...

1/14/2014

article Letter explains feds' default Mashpee Wampanoag casino approval
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's compact with Gov. Deval Patrick for a $500 million casino in Taunton violates an aspect of federal Indian casino law...
article Judge delays decision in Mashpee Wampanoag tribal lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- All involved parties will need to wait to learn the fate of a federal lawsuit that requests the Bureau of Indian Affairs formally investigate...
article Tribal council members face five challengers
(Massachusetts) -- Four incumbents on the Masphee Wampanoag Tribal Council will face five challengers in the tribe's Feb. 9 annual election.

1/13/2014

article Case Challenging Casino Law Is Dismissed
(Massachusetts) -- A federal judge has dismissed a private developer’s case that challenged part of the state’s casino law as unconstitutional.

1/11/2014

article Court ruling leaves New Bedford casino plan murky
(Massachusetts) -- The state is in a ticklish position having just won a lawsuit over a company that's seeking to open a casino. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge...
article Federal judge upholds state casino law
(Massachusetts) -- A federal judge has upheld Massachusetts’ casino law as constitutional, deciding against a casino developer that had challenged the state...
article Our View: Longer odds on New Bedford casino
(Massachusetts) -- The chances of a casino coming to New Bedford under the commonwealth's gaming law seem to dwindle with each bit of news. Circumstances may be...

1/9/2014

article New Bedford casino contender KG Urban loses lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- A federal judge has ruled that the state's casino law does not unfairly tip the scales in favor of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
article LETTER: Mashpee compact is not actually approved
(Massachusetts) -- The latest purported success of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s compact with the commonwealth is being reported in error in some media. The...
article OP/ED: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Gets Go Ahead for Massachusetts Casino
(Massachusetts) -- There are apparently two ways to build a casino in Massachusetts. First, you can get a town to show some interest in your proposal, negotiate...

1/8/2014

article BIA Approves Mashpee’s Tribal-State Gaming Compact in 'Historic and Epic Moment'
(Massachusetts) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s gaming compact with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, setting another...

1/4/2014

article Feds OK Mashpee pact with Mass. on casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoags came one step closer yesterday to building a resort casino in Taunton, after federal officials effectively approved the tribe...
article PARTY LINES: Tribal casino compact gets green light
(Massachusetts) -- If the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe goes on to meet the remaining requirements to build a casino in Taunton, there will be a rulebook of sorts in place to...

1/3/2014

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Gets Go-Ahead To Pursue Mass. Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has gotten a green light to pursue a casino in Massachusetts after the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs opted to take no...
article Mashpee Wampanoag win federal compact approval
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is declaring victory and vowing to have shovels in the ground by the end of this year for its Project First Light casino...
article Taunton tribal casino compact approved
(Massachusetts) -- The casino compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and the state of Massachusetts has now taken effect, tribal leadership said Friday.
article Tribe, Patrick claim Taunton casino compact approval
(Massachusetts) -- The second tribal gaming compact negotiated between the Patrick administration and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe worth an estimated $2.1 billion in...

1/2/2014

article Bureau of Indian Affairs silent on Wampanoag's compact
(Massachusetts) -- Thursday was the deadline for the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to act on the compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick.
article Feds examine Mashpee Wampanoag compact for Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The new version of a compact for a proposed tribal casino in Taunton was still under review as of press time Thursday, according to a spokesperson...

12/31/2013

article Federal decision on Mashpee Wampanoag compact expected Thursday
(Massachusetts) -- Taunton city officials and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe are expecting an affirmative decision on a revised tribal-state gambling compact to be issued...

12/28/2013

article 2014 to reshape SouthCoast?
(Massachusetts) -- The year 2014 is poised to be a momentous one for SouthCoast in many ways. Projects and policies that have been in the works sometimes for years may...
article Taunton Gazette Newsmaker of the Year George Carney reflects on journey
(Massachusetts) -- George L. Carney Jr. is by turns modest and firmly confident — which is not unusual considering how far he’s come during the past 85 years.

12/22/2013

article Mashpee Wampanoag tribe members renew push for more transparency
(Massachusetts) -- Two Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe members, punished for speaking out about alleged financial mismanagement seven years ago, are at it again.

12/12/2013

article Frawley: Casino impact report is 'fraudulent'
(Massachusetts) -- Middleboro Selectman Allin Frawley says he believes the draft environmental impact statement on the Mashpee Wampanoag's Taunton casino proposal is...

12/9/2013

article Mashpee Wampanoag tribe official issues apology for remarks made at Taunton casino hearing
(Massachusetts) -- A high-ranking Mashpee Wampanoag official has apologized for remarks she made earlier this week at a public hearing on the tribe’s federal land...

12/6/2013

article BLOG: On the Mashpee Wampanoag controversy: What Jessie “Little Doe” Baird left out
(Massachusetts) -- I was very involved in the pro-casino Middleboro movement as editor of the pro-casino website casino-friend.com. I vowed not to blog about the...
article Mashpee Wampanoag tribe official issues apology for remarks made at Taunton casino hearing
(Massachusetts) -- A high-ranking Mashpee Wampanoag official has apologized for remarks she made earlier this week at a public hearing on the tribe’s federal land...
article OP/ED: Apology can’t erase underlying hatred and racism
(Massachusetts) -- Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Vice Chairwoman Jessie Baird’s letter is not an apology. The context of her remarks Tuesday were squarely aimed at...
article Taunton mayor asks for, receives apology from Wampanoag vice chairman
(Massachusetts) -- Calling her comments “insensitive and ill-advised,” Taunton Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr. called on the vice chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag...
article Tribe's VP apologizes to Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- Shortly after being admonished by the mayor of Taunton, Jessie "Little Doe" Baird apologized Friday for remarks about "NIMBYs,"...

12/5/2013

article Casino backers, opponents clash at Taunton public hearing
(Massachusetts) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs came to town Tuesday as supporters and opponents of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s proposed casino shared their...
article Mashpee Wampanoag tribe addresses controversial remarks
(Massachusetts) -- After a Mashpee Wampanoag official’s recent comments caused a stir at a casino hearing earlier this week, tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell issued...

12/3/2013

article Emotions high at Taunton hearing
(Massachusetts) -- They came to talk about traffic, water, wetlands and economic development, but it was emotion that took over a hearing to review the Mashpee Wampanoag...
article Tribal official lashes out at opponents at Taunton casino hearing
(Massachusetts) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs came to town Tuesday as supporters and opponents of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s proposed casino shared their...

12/2/2013

article Gambling plans under scrutiny
(Massachusetts) -- Two hearings this week involving the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's $500 million Project First Light are just part of what is shaping up to be a busy...
article Tribe poses $500M question
(Massachusetts) -- Sharon Kennedy had one question for the official from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, and it was one he could not answer. "How long does...

11/23/2013

article Tribe's debt grows to $70M, members say
(Massachusetts) -- Even as its path to casino riches remains uncertain, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to add debt that has now reached $70 million, according to...

11/22/2013

article Hold ’Em or Fold ’Em Question for Massachusetts Casino Hopefuls
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is vetting applications for three Class III casino-resorts in the state, one each in Region A (Eastern...

11/21/2013

article Environmental report on proposed casino available for inspection
(Massachusetts) -- The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Mashpee Wampanoag's land-in-trust application for its proposed resort casino in Taunton has been...
article Public hearing on Mashpee Wampanoag DEIS set for December 2
(Massachusetts) -- Last month, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the publication of the DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement) for the Mashpee Wampanoag...
article Taunton casino environmental impact hearings set for Dec. 2 and 3
(Massachusetts) -- Federal officials have scheduled public hearings in December to solicit input on a study detailing anticipated impacts the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe...

11/20/2013

article Casino issues crossing borders
(Massachusetts) -- As the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s bid to bring a destination resort casino to Taunton edges closer to reality, neighboring communities are taking...
article Environmental report on proposed casino available for inspection
(Massachusetts) -- The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Mashpee Wampanoag's land-in-trust application for its proposed resort casino in Taunton has been...

11/18/2013

article Mashpee-Governor Sign Revised Tribal-State Compact
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the governor of Massachusetts signed a revised tribal-state gaming compact on November 15, one of the last few steps...

11/16/2013

article Gov signs revised tribal casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- Governor Deval Patrick signed a tribal gaming agreement with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe Friday to build a casino in the southeastern part of the...
article Mass. governor to sign revised casino compact with Mashpee Wampanoag tribe
(Massachusetts) -- Leaders of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe said they were confident a revised casino compact signed Friday by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick would win...
article Tribe, state sign deal
(Massachusetts) -- After years of negotiations and setbacks, Gov. Deval Patrick signed a tribal-state gaming compact Friday with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

11/15/2013

article Gov. Patrick to sign Mashpee tribe's casino compact today
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick will sign a casino compact he negotiated with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe at a ceremony this morning at the Statehouse, according...
article Gov. to sign revised casino compact
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Deval Patrick is planning to sign a new tribal casino compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag approved by the Legislature last week.
article Taunton tribal casino compact headed back to Washington
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag's new tribal compact with the state is headed to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, where tribal officials have higher hopes in...

11/14/2013

article BIA to hold hearings on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs will hold two public hearings to discuss the casino proposed by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.

11/12/2013

article State legislature approves casino compact with Mashpee Wampanoags
(Massachusetts) -- Both the House and Senate today approved the tribal-state compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag and Gov. Deval Patrick, a spokesman for Senate...

11/8/2013

article New Taunton casino deal nearly complete
(Massachusetts) -- After languishing in the state Legislature for months, the revised casino compact between the state and Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is poised to soon head...
article Senate OKs Mashpee tribe compact
(Massachusetts) -- In less than 10 minutes and with debate that wouldn't even fill 140 characters on Twitter, the compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov...

11/7/2013

article Mass. Senate approves Mashpee Wampanoag casino agreement
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Senate has approved a revised casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which is seeking to build a...
article Massachusetts Senate approves agreement for $500 million Mashpee Wampanoag casino in Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously to approve a longterm casino agreement with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, moving forward the tribe's...
article Senate approves compact with Wampanoag
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Senate has approved the revised Tribal/State Compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Commonwealth.
article Senate poised to tackle tribal gaming compact
(Massachusetts) -- The Senate on Thursday is prepared to debate and vote on a gaming compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which is pursuing federal clearances with...
article State Senate approves gaming compact with Wampanoag
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino deal with the state is one step closer to reality. On Thursday afternoon, with no debate, the state Senate...
article State Senate OKs Mashpee Compact
(Massachusetts) -- The compact calls for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to return 17 percent of gaming revenue to the state if it is one of two or three casinos, 21 percent...
article Two Vie for Top Spot in Tribe Election
(Massachusetts) -- With an election set for this month to decide the top leadership post at the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) for the next three years, tribal...
article Mashpee Wampanoag language school planned
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe plans to open a language immersion charter school as part of its efforts to preserve and revitalize the tribal...

11/2/2013

article Proposed Taunton casino a hot issue for City Council candidates
(Massachusetts) -- Opinions among City Council candidates vary widely on a number of issues surrounding the proposed tribal casino in East Taunton.
article Taunton City Council candidates tout grants and new marketing strategy
(Massachusetts) -- Pointing to the $2.1 million sidewalk-replacement project downtown — as an example of how grant funding encourages economic development...

10/30/2013

article House OKs Mashpee Wampanoag gaming deal
(Massachusetts) -- The revised gaming compact reached between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe cleared a legislative hurdle Wednesday, as the House...

10/25/2013

article Wampanoag say important federal step taken for Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, in contention to build a resort casino in Taunton, announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Interior has approved...

10/24/2013

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe one step closer to land-in-trust bid
(Massachusetts) -- Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell and fellow tribe members are celebrating the US Department of Interior's approval of the federal...

10/23/2013

article Environmental review 'key milestone,' Mashpee tribe says
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is touting a U.S. Department of Interior decision to publish the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for its proposed $...

10/22/2013

article Governor concerned by pace of compact approval
(Massachusetts) -- With a tribal gaming compact between the state and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe awaiting action in the Senate, Gov. Deval Patrick said final approval...
article State: Bid process nullifies casino suit
(Massachusetts) -- KG Urban Enterprises got what it wanted all along and shouldn't be entitled to summary judgment in its lawsuit against the state's casino law...

10/21/2013

article ROLL CALL: House backs new casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives on one roll call and local senators on three from the week of October 7 to Oct. 11.

10/18/2013

article Beacon Hill Roll Call-House approves new version of casino compact
(Massachusetts) -- Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives on one roll call and local senators on three from the week of Oct. 7-11.
article Taunton City Council candidates weigh in on Mashpee Wampanoag casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Taunton Daily Gazette is periodically checking in with City Council candidates with a series of questions on hot topics in the city. All...

10/15/2013

article Massachusetts House Approves Mashpee Gaming Compact, Next Stop: State Senate
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts House of Representatives has approved a revised tribal-state gaming compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in a landslide vote of...

10/14/2013

article WAMPANOAGS AND CASINOS: Beacon Hill Roll Call
(Massachusetts) -- Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives on one roll call and local senators on three from the week of Oct. 7-11.

10/10/2013

article Bi-partisan support in House OKs compact
(Massachusetts) -- With support and opposition coming from members of both parties, the House on Wednesday voted 115-38 to approve a gaming compact sought by Gov. Deval...
article House approves tribal compact for Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The House approved the revised tribal gambling compact on Wednesday that would govern the terms of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s proposed casino...
article House OKs Mashpee Wampanoag gaming deal
(Massachusetts) -- The revised gaming compact reached between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe cleared a legislative hurdle Wednesday, as the House...
article Legislators approve compact for Wampanoag casino in Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to approve a new compact with the Wampanoag Tribe of Mashpee, handing the tribe a victory in...
article MA House passes 2nd tribal casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- For the second time in as many years, the Massachusetts House of Representatives has approved a tribal casino deal, also known as a compact, in a 115...
article Tribe Makes Second Push For Massachusetts Casino
(Massachusetts) -- A tribal group located in Massachusetts is trying again to make the right moves to develop a casino-resort in the state. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe...

10/9/2013

article House approves tribal compact for Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- After a period of debate Wednesday, the House approved the revised tribal gambling compact that would govern the terms of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe...
article Mass. lawmakers approve tribal casino compact
(Massachusetts) -- A revised tribal casino compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag and Gov. Deval Patrick was approved Wednesday by the state House, after some lawmakers...
article Mass. lawmakers to consider tribal casino compact
(Massachusetts) -- A revised casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe faces a test in the Legislature.

10/7/2013

article House gives initial approval to Taunton casino pact
(Massachusetts) -- With debate and a favorable vote anticipated on Wednesday, the House on Monday gave initial approval to a tribal gambling compact (H 3376) that Gov....
article Shutdown stalls tribal land talks
(Massachusetts) -- As if the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe needed another hurdle to its proposal for a $500 million casino in Taunton, the federal government shutdown has...

10/6/2013

article House to review Mashpee Wampanoag's casino compact
(Massachusetts) -- The House is scheduled to consider the casino compact reached between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick Wednesday, according to a...

10/5/2013

article House to take up Wampanoag casino compact
(Massachusetts) -- The House plans to take up Gov. Deval Patrick’s revised compact (H 3376) with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which hopes to open a $500 million...

10/4/2013

article Mass. House to consider Mashpee Wampanoag casino compact
(Massachusetts) -- The House is scheduled to consider the casino compact reached between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick Wednesday, according to a...

10/2/2013

article New Bedford, Bridgewater emerging in casino sweepstakes
(Massachusetts) -- KG Urban Enterprises is the only commercial casino bidder in southeastern Massachusetts willing to pony up the $400,000 application fee, pitting the...
article Region's casino deadline passes, but dust hasn't settled
(Massachusetts) -- The deadline to apply for a commercial casino license in Southeastern Massachusetts came and went at 5 p.m. Monday, but it will be a while before the...

10/1/2013

article Non-Indian developer submits bid for Massachusetts casino
(Massachusetts) -- A non-Indian developer submitted an application for a possible commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts. So far, K.G. Urban Enterprises is the...

9/30/2013

article Developer submits casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- KG Urban Enterprises was the only company to file an application and $400,000 check by Monday's deadline in a high-stakes gamble to beat the...
article KG Urban submits New Bedford casino application
(Massachusetts) -- At least one developer is rolling the dice on a commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts. KG Urban Enterprises has submitted a Phase I...
article New Bedford casino? KG Urban remains sole South Coast bidder
(Massachusetts) -- Casino developers' interest in Southeastern Massachusetts has lagged expectations, with just one application in before today's deadline. KG...
article New Bedford, Bridgewater emerging in casino sweepstakes
(Massachusetts) -- KG Urban Enterprises is the only commercial casino bidder in southeastern Massachusetts willing to pony up the $400,000 application fee, pitting the...
article Only one Southeast casino bid at deadline but other parties could connect with locals
(Massachusetts) -- The deadline to apply for a commercial casino license in Southeastern Massachusetts came and went at 5 p.m. Monday, but it will be a while before the...
article Sole southeast gambling license draws three bids
(Massachusetts) -- Yesterday’s deadline to apply for a southeastern region gambling license drew one company making its own independent bid; a second that is...

9/29/2013

article Development firm KG Urban submits casino papers, $400K
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is about to face competition for a casino in Southeastern Massachusetts. On Friday, ahead of Monday's deadline for...

9/24/2013

article Legal wrangling continues in Mashpee Wampanoag casino case
(Massachusetts) -- Arguing that the state continues to place "a thumb on the scale in favor of the Mashpee (Wampanoag)" for a Southeastern Massachusetts casino...

9/23/2013

article Firm wants Mass. gaming commission to follow same selection procedure for SE Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- A company hoping to build a casino in New Bedford says it's seeking a level playing field as it prepares to apply for a license from the state...
article Uncertainty over Mashpee Wampanoag's status deters casino investors
(Massachusetts) -- With less than a week until applications and the accompanying $400,000 fee are due, uncertainty over the status of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's...

9/16/2013

article Casino developer, rep hope House blocks Mashpee Wampanoag compact
(Massachusetts) -- With a committee vote clearing the path for legislative debate on a second gaming compact between the state and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, some in...

9/15/2013

article Legislative Committee Approves Mashpee Tribe Casino Compact
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts legislative panel has voted in favour of a casino compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.
article Wampanoag break ground for tribal housing
(Massachusetts) -- It began and ended with the beating of the honor drum. This afternoon, more than 100 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe members gathered at 184 Meetinghouse Road...

9/14/2013

article Lawmakers cite concerns over possible Taunton casino
(Massachusetts) -- One local lawmaker thinks the latest move for a tribal casino may be too late. Another thinks so many gaming venues may be too much.

9/12/2013

article Mashpee’s Gaming Compact Moves to Full Legislature Vote
(Massachusetts) -- A joint committee of the Massachusetts legislature gave the green light to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s revised tribal-state gaming compact,...

9/11/2013

article Casino developer, rep hope House blocks compact
(Massachusetts) -- With a committee vote clearing the path for legislative debate on a second gaming compact between the state and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, some in...
article New Bedford casino developer, state rep hope Massachusetts House blocks Mashpee Wampanoag's gaming compact
(Massachusetts) -- With a committee vote clearing the path for legislative debate on a second gaming compact between the state and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, some in...
article Wampanoag Tribe hosts Pow Wow under clear blue skies
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) hosted a pow wow Saturday and Sunday blessed by sunny weather. By definition, a pow wow is a traditional...

9/10/2013

article Committee approves casino compact; Koczera opposed
(Massachusetts) -- A legislative committee on Tuesday approved a casino compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick, setting the stage for the...
article Committee OKs Wampanoag Casino Compact
(Massachusetts) -- Meeting in Springfield Tuesday, the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies approved a gaming compact negotiated between Gov...
article Legislative committee approves casino compact between Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick
(Massachusetts) -- The Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies approved a gaming compact negotiated between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee...
article Mashpee Wampanoag Taunton casino takes a step forward
(Massachusetts) -- After languishing in a legislative committee since April, the tribal gambling compact that would spell out the terms of a Mashpee Wampanoag casino in...
article Massachusetts panel approves tribal casino compact
(Massachusetts) -- After being stalled on Beacon Hill for months, a casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is getting a push forward.

9/9/2013

article Massachusetts panel to vote on tribal casino compact between Gov. Patrick, Mashpee Wampanoag tribe
(Massachusetts) -- After being stalled on Beacon Hill for months, a casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe may finally be inching...
article Historic ruling for Mashpee Wampanoag tribal court
(Massachusetts) -- There are no Corinthian-style columns, no Georgia marble facades and no wood-carved furnishings.

9/8/2013

article Legislators will vote Tuesday on Mashpee Wampanoag tribal compact
(Massachusetts) -- Several months after the governor and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe reached a new gambling compact, a legislative committee has finally scheduled a vote...

9/7/2013

article Tribal gambling compact up for vote
(Massachusetts) -- The Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies has scheduled a vote on the compact, which outlines revenue outlines a revenue...

9/6/2013

article Committee to vote on Mashpee Wampanoag casino gaming compact
(Massachusetts) -- The Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies will vote Tuesday on a gaming compact negotiated between Gov. Deval Patrick and...
article Key vote coming on Wampanoag casino pact
(Massachusetts) -- Seemingly out of left field, a committee that has been holding up the casino compact reached between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval...
article Legislators will vote Tuesday on Mashpee Wampanoag tribal compact
(Massachusetts) -- Several months after the governor and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe reached a new gambling compact, a legislative committee has finally scheduled a vote...

9/4/2013

article Mashpee Wampanoag dugout canoe on way to Smithsonian
(Massachusetts) -- On a visit to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian four years ago, it was something missing from the collection that made the...

9/2/2013

article Mashpee Wampanoag celebrate another milestone
(Massachusetts) -- Less than two years since the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe opened a federally recognized tribal healthcare facility in the state, the Wampanoag celebrated...

8/31/2013

article In casino game, Southeast could become land of the losers
(Massachusetts) -- With one month to go before preliminary casino applications are due in Southeastern Massachusetts, it's looking more and more like Region C will...

8/30/2013

article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to cut food cards to elders, disabled members
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will suspend a program that supplies food cards to elderly and disabled tribe members as of Sunday, citing finances.

8/29/2013

article Two casino deals OKed, Wampanoags still wait
(Massachusetts) -- While a revenue-sharing Mashpee Wampanoag casino compact idles before a legislative committee, two more Massachusetts communities have struck casino...

8/23/2013

article Casino dispute between Everett, Boston continues; Taunton proposal faces state, federal hurdles
(Massachusetts) -- A dispute between Everett and Boston over a proposed Mystic River casino appears to have no end date even as deadlines loom for casino licensure,...
article Wampanoag Tribe awaits Legislature compact vote [2nd Item]
(Massachusetts) -- In Taunton, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is awaiting a vote in the Legislature on a gaming compact between the tribe and the state, which would then...

8/16/2013

article Judge won't dismiss New Bedford casino developer's suit
(Massachusetts) -- A federal court judge has denied the state's motion to dismiss KG Urban Enterprises' challenge of the state's Expanded Gaming Act, ruling...

8/12/2013

article Massachusetts Casino Opponents Ramp Up Carcieri Attack
(Massachusetts) -- Opponents of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's proposed resort casino in Taunton, Massachusetts, have latched onto the Supreme Court's 2009...
article Native scholars program aims for academic, social education
(Massachusetts) -- Before Kendall Scott participated in the first Native Tribal Scholars program, she aspired to work in a hair salon. After three years gaining social,...

8/8/2013

article Renewed opposition to casino gambling in Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- Downtown Taunton has a lot of traffic, with a number of busy highways meeting there. The same is true east of town where highways 24 and 140 pass by.

8/5/2013

article Plainridge deemed unsuitable for slot parlor
(Massachusetts) -- Plainridge Racecourse failed to pass a baseline test in its quest to win the state's sole slot parlor license as the Gaming Commission on Monday...

8/3/2013

article Town seeks payment for dead casino deal
(Massachusetts) -- Middleborough officials have sent a demand to the Mashpee Wampanoag for $1 million in planning payments, part of a deal they say was forged with the...

8/1/2013

article Middleboro seeks $1M payment from tribe
(Massachusetts) -- The town of Middleboro — a spurned casino suitor of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe — says the tribe owes four years of payments totaling $1...

7/30/2013

article Middleboro wants Wampanoag to pay up
(Massachusetts) -- The town of Middleboro — a spurned casino suitor of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe — says the tribe owes four years of payments totaling $1 million and...

7/28/2013

article SouthCoast patiently waits for 'casino losers' to come around
(Massachusetts) -- Very deliberately, the Gaming Commission is working toward licensing first a slot parlor and then casinos in Western Massachusetts and Greater Boston...

7/18/2013

article Wampanoag Tribe expands new public safety commission
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe today announced the expansion of their new Public Safety Commission (PSC). The tribe officially formed the commission on...

7/15/2013

article Judge could decide by end of month on KG Urban suit
(Massachusetts) -- A federal judge could decide by the end of this month whether to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a casino developer objecting to the exclusive window the...

7/14/2013

article Twin River Casino adds table games, getting the jump on Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- As the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits answers on its federal land application and Massachusetts continues reviewing prospective commercial casino...

7/13/2013

article Clock ticking on Mashpees' land-in-trust bid
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s proposal to build a $500 million casino in East Taunton hinges on the fate of a federal land application.
article OUR VIEW: Time for southeastern Mass. to reshuffle the deck
(Massachusetts) -- Even before it was legalized, proposals for a wide array of gaming facilities — from riverboat gaming to slots parlors to destination resort...

7/12/2013

article Business partners for potential New Bedford casino site wind up opponents in court
(Massachusetts) -- The longtime owner of Satkin Mills is suing his business partner, Duxbury developer Andrew Rockett, over money he says Rockett owes him for the sale...

7/10/2013

article Wampanoag tribe’s land trust request under fire
(Massachusetts) -- Historical government documents unearthed by tribal casino opponents will be part of the federal review that determines whether the Mashpee Wampanoags...

7/9/2013

article New-found historic documents question Wampanoag claim to presence in Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- Stop Taunton Casino group claims documents prove the Mashpee tribe doesn’t meet the requirements to have the land in Taunton taken in trust

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