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New Policing Units Will Monitor New Mass. Casinos

When Massachusetts lawmakers crafted the state’s casino law, they also created a new network of law enforcement agencies aimed at keeping an eye on the gambling facilities.


Deval Patrick signs the casino bill into law.

Gov. Patrick Signs Bill Legalizing 3 Casinos, 1 Slots Parlor

GGov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill legalizing casinos in Mass. that supporters say will create 1000’s of jobs while generating hundreds of millions in revenues.


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Gov. Patrick Expected To Sign Casino Bill This Week

Gov. Deval Patrick is ready to sign a bill authorizing casino gambling in Mass. along with several other bills passed by lawmakers in the final hours of the 2011 legislative session.


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New Commission Given Sweeping Oversight Of Planned Casinos

When Gov. Patrick signs a new gambling bill into law, control over the three planned casinos and one slots parlor will quickly shift to an as-yet-unnamed five-member commission.


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Keller @ Large: Lawmakers Trying To Hammer Out Final Casino Bill

Beacon Hill appears ready to roll the dice on casinos. Jon Keller is at large.


Erin Brenton was injured and her sister Heather (left) was killed in a 1982 drunk driving crash.

Victim Of 1982 Drunk Driving Crash To Fight ‘Happy Hour’ Amendment

A victim of a car crash in 1982 is fighting the passage of the “Happy Hour” amendment.


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Keller @ Large: State Sen. Baddour Talks Beacon Hill Politics

Lawmakers on Beacon Hill have been busy debating everything from the casino bill to immigration reform. Jon Keller is at large.


Lawmakers To Consider Slots At Logan Airport

Senator Marc Pacheco, who sponsored the bill, believes the slots behind security checkpoints could generate as much as $14 million.


Amendment Proposes Slot Machines At Logan Airport

If casino gambling is approved in Massachusetts, one lawmaker thinks it could be possible.


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Keller @ Large: Will Lawmakers Listen To Us Before Casino Bill Vote?

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 prompted a lot of people to raise and discuss some interesting questions, including: who are we as a people? What do we really stand for, and aspire to?