Votes don’t always go casino backer's way, despite

SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS (WWLP) The Springfield Vice Control Bureau conducted a prostitution sweep Thursday night in the city's south end. Eleven suspects were arrested in the lower Belmont Avenue Corridor, South Main Street, Hancock, Spring, and School Street areas. According to Springfield Police, many undercover male and female officers were used in the sweep. In West Springfield, the anti-casino group spent $12,785 against Hard Rock’s $923,536, yet won the vote with 55 percent. “Its not so much the money but the people who are working on the casino rally. 07.09.2013 | SPRINGFIELD -- Rev. Meredyth Ward, a priest at the Church of the Epiphany in Wilbraham, hands out flyers at the Council of Churches of Western Massachusetts anti-casino Now prosecutors in Springfield, Massachusetts, have added four more murders to his grim list – and they are considering bringing another two charges linked to the deaths of a 20-year-old mother The anti-casino campaign, called Repeal the Casino Deal, acknowledges that it faces an uphill battle. It lacks the resources of the casinos. It lacks a simple, bumper-sticker message like “jobs MA (PHIWM). The goal of the partnership phase for the CLHP was for PHIWM and the CLHP Advisory Committee to build community partnerships to identify the priorities that address a specific existing health concern exacerbated by the presence of a casino in the area of Springfield, Massachusetts. The CLHP Advisory BOSTON (AP) — A group of Massachusetts mayors and town executives are questioning a study released last week by anti-casino activists that claimed casinos would reduce city and town profits To understand America’s great gun divide, visit Springfield, Massachusetts, birthplace of the $17 billion-a-year U.S. firearms industry Plainridge racetrack introduces slot machines and becomes Plainridge Park Casino. 2018: MGM Springfield opens its doors as the first casino with live table games. 2019: Encore Boston Harbor becomes the second casino in the state. A third casino is due to open in late 2019, legal battles are still ongoing and the project may be halted completely. WEST SPRINGFIELD - As the first numbers for Question 3 started coming in at the Western Massachusetts Repeal The Casino Deal victory party, the mood - never very upbeat to begin with -- turned somber.

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