Politics & Government
6:42 am
Sun June 15, 2014

MA Casino Gambling Update: What You Should Know

Gambling regulators named MGM Springfield as Massachusetts' first licensed casino Friday. Here's a look at the project and what's next in the drive to open Las Vegas-style casinos in the state:



MGM plans a more than $800 million casino, hotel, entertainment and shopping complex on 14 1/2 acres straddling Springfield's downtown and South End neighborhood.

The project is billed as an urban-centered casino meant to revive the economically struggling city.

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Boston Public Radio Podcast
5:08 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

BPR: Ask the Mayor, Callie Crossley, Bob Ryan and Steve Buckley

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh
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  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh takes listeners' calls.
  • Callie Crossley discusses Obamacare enrollment, Anthony Weiner's new gig, and how long she'll wait in line for a good meal.
  • Former Boston Globe--and still active contributor-- sports columnist Bob Ryan and Boston Herald sports columnist Steve Buckley compete against one another over this week's headlines on our Friday news quiz.
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Boston Public Radio Podcast
4:45 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Mayor Marty Walsh on BPR for Ask the Mayor

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joins Jim Braude and Margery Eagan to take their questions and questions from listeners on Boston Public Radio. He talks about the deadly blaze in Boston's Back Bay, casinos, and late night MBTA service.

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2:43 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Tech of the Future

Peter Lee, head of Microsoft Research, shares some technology on the horizon that may change our lives.
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