BOSTON (AP) - State gambling regulators say MGM should be found suitable to move ahead with its bid to put a casino in downtown Springfield, but is setting some conditions. In a report out today, investigators say they need to close the book on the company's handling of a former board member's wiretapping conviction as well as MGM's dealings in Asia.
BOSTON (AP) - Child welfare advocates have sent an open letter to Cardinal Sean O'Malley, calling on the head of Boston's archdiocese to back legislation extending the time that abuse victims have to sue. The Boston Globe reports the effort comes as the Vatican launches an effort to explore ways the church can protect children from abuse.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts' pension management board has settled a lawsuit against the former Massey Energy for $265 million. The state was the lead plaintiff in the class-action claiming the mining firm misrepresented its safety record in an effort to artificially inflate its stock price.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - This summer's rise in Massachusetts' cigarette taxes could be driving smokers to buy in Rhode Island. The Providence Journal reports Rhode Island brought in $2.7 million more than projected in cigarette tax revenues in the three months after Massachusetts raised its rate.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) - An Essex County grand jury has indicted a Lynn man on a murder charge in the fatal beating of his girlfriend's infant son last July. The Daily Item reports Anthony Gideika (guh-DY'-kuh) has told investigators he was "self-medicating" to handle post-traumatic stress stemming from his military service in Iraq.
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