BOSTON (AP) - The chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission plans to sit on the sidelines today when the panel takes up questions about a land deal for a proposed casino in Everett. Chairman Stephen Crosby recused himself after revealing that a friend and former business is part-owner of the site where Wynn Resorts hopes to develop the casino.
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) - East Longmeadow has signed an agreement with MGM Resorts International to compensate the town for any negative effects of a proposed casino in nearby Springfield. Town officials say studies find the town would see about a 6 percent increase in traffic.
BOSTON (AP) - The Patrick administration is providing $1.8 million for an electric school bus pilot program as part of a renewed push to support alternative fuel vehicles in Massachusetts. School districts can apply for one of eight electric school buses.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a Chicopee man who misplaced his keys and locked himself out of his home had be taken to the hospital after lighting a fire in his garage to stay warm. Fire officials say he lit some paper products when temperatures dropped. A smoke alarm went off, and firefighters arrived. The man was treated for smoke inhalation.
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston police officer is accused of pointing his personal laser-sighted handgun at two people in his neighborhood while off-duty and allegedly drunk. Thirty-year-old Sandro Fonseca pleaded not guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a firearm while intoxicated.
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