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Suffolk Downs To ‘Wind Down Racing Operations’

September 16, 2014

Suffolk Downs Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle said it is “impossible” for the racetrack to continue after Mohegan Sun lost its bid for the Boston-area casino license to rival Wynn Resorts.

Natural Gas Company Seeks Federal OK For Pipeline Through Mass.

September 16, 2014

An energy company is seeking federal approvals for a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition.

Northborough Paratrooper Killed In Afghanistan Is Laid To Rest

September 16, 2014
Jackson Gargalianos and his mother, Cheri, watch as the funeral procession for Army Spc. Brian Arsenault, of the 82nd Airborne Division, passes by. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Northborough Tuesday for the funeral of 28-year-old Army Spc. Brian Arsenault, who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.

Wynn Casino Proposal Approved By Mass. Gambling Panel

September 16, 2014
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The lucrative Greater Boston casino license is poised to go to the banks of the Mystic River, with a majority of state gaming regulators voting in favor of Wynn Resorts’ $1.4 billion casino proposal in Everett.

Harvard Study Warns Business Community Of Economic Inequality Risks

September 16, 2014
A new Harvard Business School report joins in the chorus of concern about economic inequality. (nsub1/Flickr)

The voices warning us about the dangers of economic inequality are starting to come out of the deep trenches of the business community.

Plentiful N.H. Polling Shows Narrowing U.S. Senate Race

September 16, 2014
Republican Scott Brown and Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (AP)

The Scott Brown-Jeanne Shaheen race is now clearly one to watch as the two parties vie for control of the Senate.

Panel Picks Wynn’s Everett Casino Proposal

September 16, 2014
Artist’s rendering of the proposed Wynn Harbor Park in Everett (Wynn Resorts Holdings)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s 3-1 vote backed Wynn over Mohegan Sun’s Revere casino plan.

No More MCAS? Boston Considers New Test For Grades 3-8

September 16, 2014

Boston may be moving away from using MCAS exams to assess students in grades 3-8 in favor of a new computer-based test.

Report: Former Congressman Resigns From Mass. Medical Marijuana Company

September 16, 2014

Ex-U.S. Rep. William Delahunt said he is stepping down as president of a medical marijuana company that sued the state after its dispensary application was rejected.

Brandeis President Addresses Federal Investigation Into Handling Of Assaults

September 16, 2014

In a statement, Fred Lawrence says sexual misconduct at the university “poses a singular threat to our most deeply held values.”

Boston Area’s Economic Growth Slowed Last Year

September 16, 2014
New England metro GDP growth in 2013

Greater Boston’s economy grew 1.6 percent in 2013. The metro area expanded 2.5 percent the year before.

Gaming Commission Proposes New Traffic Mitigation Requirement

September 16, 2014

On Tuesday the state gaming commission resumes deliberations over awarding the Greater Boston casino license and finds out whether there are still two applicants.

Northborough Paratrooper Being Laid To Rest

September 16, 2014
Spc. Brian Arsenault is being buried with full military honors. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The funeral Mass for Spc. Brian Arsenault is being held Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Church.

Tsarnaev Lawyers Deny Posing As FBI

September 16, 2014

Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday denied as “false” and “preposterous” an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia.

Forecast: Some Early Showers, Then Breaks Of Sunshine

September 16, 2014

As high pressure builds in the next couple of days the weather will be ideal.

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