January 15, 2014

Archive | Business

Local communities seek deals on nearby casinos

BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — More than a dozen Massachusetts cities and towns located near proposed resort casino sites petitioned state gambling regulators for surrounding community status, which if granted could make some of those municipalities eligible for millions of dollars in compensation. Under state law, casino developers are required to negotiate agreements […]

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Commission commends licensees

WESTFIELD – The License Commission routinely conducts informational hearings to determine if a licensed establishment violated the state law or commission policies to ensure the good order and public safety. Last night the commission requested three licensees to discuss situations documented in Westfield Police Department reports involving intoxicated subjects and disturbances. What is unusual is […]

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Noble sponsors health symposium

WESTFIELD – A symposium on transforming the healthcare system in western Massachusetts last night featured a panel of local health experts. Presented by the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, the event took place at Westfield State University and was sponsored by Noble Hospital. Speakers included Noble Hospital President and CEO Ronald Bryant, Massachusetts Hospital Association […]

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MLB restructures following election

WESTFIELD – The Municipal Light Board  reorganized last night following the election of Ray Rivera as the Ward 2 representative and the departure of Bob Paul, who will now serve as the Ward 5 representative on the City Council. Paul had been the Ward 2 MLB representative, but lost that seat, which he had held […]

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