Tag Archives: Casinos

Ray Flynn speaks out against casino in East Boston

(If they would have just listened to my Slot Machine on Every Corner, Blackjack Table in every Bar idea…. none of this would be happening… – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Ray Flynn on last night’s mayoral debate in Boston. During his interview with NECN’s Jim Braude, the former Boston mayor restated his opposition to a casino at Suffolk…

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Five Things: Spilka Not Fooling Many, Lyons on Sad Remy Case, Welfare $ > than job and more…

Karen Spilka’s sudden conversion is being taken with grain of salt The business community and media are taking Karen Spilka’s sudden conversion against the tech tax with a grain of salt. You may remember, Red Mass Group reported that Spilka voted six times for the software tax. First up is a story by the new managing editor at the Boston…

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5 Things: Anti Casino Ballot Question, Western Special Date Set, Heroux Responds, and more

Coalition of Conservatives and Progressives Band to Stop Gambling A Coalition of pro-family and progressive groups have banded together to stop the state’s casino law.  Common enemies sure make strange bedfellows. A diverse coalition of public health, municipal, family and religious leaders along with concerned citizens from all walks of life submitted an Initiative Petition today to repeal the law…

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Jim Lyons Calls for Resignation of Gaming Chief Stephen Crosby

Yesterday the Boston Globe reported that the Gaming Commission did not take serious allegations, which were settled in civil court, of sexual abuse against their new executive director into account when hiring.  Representative Jim Lyons, a long outspoken critic of expanded gaming, has called for Gaming Commissioner Crosby’s resignation over this oversight. Lyons sent out the following press release. State…

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Beyond Slots or Casinos; the Gaming of the Massachusetts Taxpayer

Statement of State Senate Candidate Dean Cavaretta on Legislation to Prevent a Taxpayer-funded Bailout of Casinos (2/13/2012) “I congratulate State Representatives Matthew Beaton (R – Shrewsbury) and Kimberly Ferguson (R – Holden) on filing recent legislation to protect taxpayers from having to bailout casinos if expanded gaming fails in Massachusetts. I wholeheartedly support them in their efforts. It would be…

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Bob Hedlund Legislates Dollars Into His Own Pocket; He Ought Resign Over Major Conflict of Interest

(Kudos to BMG user chrismatth for researching this issue on which this post heavily relies.  See his post for all germane links.) When Sal DiMasi wanted to line his pockets, at least he went to the trouble of simply steering contracts to a bribing company.  He didn’t sink to the even deeper level of passing legislation meant to turn the…

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