The panel had set a 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline for companies to submit initial applications along with $400,000 application fees.
A 15-year-old died in a fire Saturday afternoon.
The mayor of Holyoke has reversed his staunch anti-casino position and will now entertain a proposal to bring a casino to the city.
A western Massachusetts mayor whose opposition to casino plans helped him win last year’s election at age 22 is now supporting a bid to bring a gambling resort to town.
An inmate who walked away from a work detail in Norfolk has been arrested in Holyoke.
A hiker was reportedly bitten by a poisonous snake on Saturday in the western part of the state.
Alex Morse is 22 and just out of college but beat out the incumbent with deep roots in Holyoke.
Voters in more than 50 Massachusetts communities went to the polls on an unseasonably warm, sunny day to elect mayors and decide other local races.
New mayors will be elected in several cities around Massachusetts this week and incumbents elsewhere are asking voters to keep them in office.
Hard Rock International said Tuesday it is partnering with a local developer to build a proposed casino and hotel at a 100-acre site off Interstate 91.
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