Thursday, August 28 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:22:19 GMT
The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the...More >>
The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the wreckage and...More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:33:15 GMT
A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened. Bobby Ray McCombs brothersMore >>
A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened.
Thursday, August 28 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:21:34 GMT
Montgomery police and Montgomery Public Schools officials are responding to a video that's making the rounds on social media. The video shows a fight involving several students. Montgomery police confirmedMore >>
Montgomery police and Montgomery Public Schools officials are responding to videos that are being shared across social media. More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:09:19 GMT
The City of Montgomery is working to revamp its web site and is asking for your help. The city has put together a survey looking for ways to make it more user friendly. City officials decided moreMore >>
The City of Montgomery is working to revamp its web site and is asking for your help.More >>
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
Mayor Domenic Sarno announced that MGM Springfield will have the sole community host agreement Tuesday morning.
"This is a game-changing proposal for the city of Springfield. This is a historic moment in the city of Springfield right now," said Sarno.
After months of competition, Springfield officials have selected MGM's multimillion dollar South End Project to move forward in their casino process. The company has pledged to pay the city more than $25 million a year and to bring in thousands of permanent jobs.
"Just everything about what they are offering to us is, I think, where we want to go here in Springfield, and I think they are our best candidate to win, statewide," said the city's Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy.
MGM was selected above Penn National Gaming, which was proposing a Hollywood-style casino in the city's North End. After the decision was announced, Eric Schippers released the following statement:
"We are obviously disappointed by the Mayor's announcement this morning given the time, energy and resources we have invested in our proposed Hollywood Casino, which we felt was the best plan for Springfield given its optimal location and significant ripple effect. However, we respect the Mayor's decision and want to thank him and his entire team for what has been a fair and open process.
As a company well known for its disciplined approach to new development opportunities, we put forth the very best package we felt we could justify from a shareholder return perspective. We congratulate MGM on the decision today and wish them and the City of Springfield the best.
Finally, we want to thank our partner, Peter Picknelly, and all of our friends in the North End and throughout Springfield for their tremendous support throughout this process."
MGM officials were not at the announcement. On a conference call with CBS 3 the company's president Bill Hornbuckle said,"We ultimately need to win the West but I will tell you this today marks a major step for us."
Moving forward the host community agreement will now go to the city council for approval. After that, it will be up to city voters to approve or deny before the proposal can go to the state's gaming commission.
"This is our moment," said Sarno. "This is our time. I ask you each and every one of you for your continued support. together as one we need to rally behind this game changing economic development proposal."
The city expects a referendum vote to take place mid July.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:27:00 GMT
Springfield's Fire Commissioner, Joseph Conant was ambushed and attacked Tuesday night by a disgruntled former employee named Michael Richards. Communications Director for Mayor Domenic Sarno, JamesMore >>
Springfield's Fire Commissioner, Joseph Conant was ambushed and attacked Tuesday night allegedly by a disgruntled former employee named Michael Richards. More >>
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