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    1. MGM Springfield reveals grand opening date for luxury Regal Cinemas at casino

      MGM Springfield reveals grand opening date for luxury Regal Cinemas at casino

      "Date night just got an upgrade." That is the slogan behind the upcoming grand opening of the luxury Regal Cinemas theater inside the $960 million MGM Springfield resort casino. And on Sept. 23 though Sept. 25, the public will get its first chance to see if the experience lives up to their expectations as the first screenings begin. During the three preview days, Regal Cinemas at MGM will feature $3 movies, popcorn and soft drinks to benefit Square One and Head Start, both based in Springfield.

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    2. Want to land a job at the soon-to-open MGM Springfield casino? Here's another opportunity

      Want to land a job at the soon-to-open MGM Springfield casino? Here's another opportunity

      If you are still looking to be a part of the MGM Springfield roster ahead of the casino's Aug. 24 grand opening, you still have a chance. The next invite-only hiring event is scheduled for this coming Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19. According to the casino company, all departments will be represented at the event, but recruiters will primarily be focused on food & beverage positions, including cooks, kitchen stewards, servers, bar porters, hosts, runners, and pantry and counter workers.

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    3. 100 days from MGM Springfield's grand opening, $960 million casino nears completion (photos, video)

      100 days from MGM Springfield's grand opening, $960 million casino nears completion (photos, video)

      With just 100 days until MGM Resorts International opens the doors to its $960 million casino in downtown Springfield, construction on the site is ongoing, with new details of the massive structure being revealed daily.  Historic facades from the site's previous structures have been recreated or retained, to give the 14.5 acre site abutted by the South End and downtown areas a touch of flare reminiscent of days gone by, within the state-of-the-art entertainment and gambling complex. Inside the casino, aspects of the region's history and culture, ranging from Dr. Seuss and Emily Dickinson to Indian Motocycle ...

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    4. Red Rose Pizzeria owner says business is staying put; hopes to be good neighbor to MGM Springfield | masslive

      Red Rose Pizzeria owner says business is staying put; hopes to be good neighbor to MGM Springfield | masslive

      Rumors of the supposed demise of Red Rose Pizzeria, thanks to an alleged last minute MGM Springfield purchase, have been greatly exaggerated.  Despite the rumor mill churning out chatter that owner Tony Caputo had sold the property to MGM Resorts International for part of the company's $800 million casino complex, both Caputo and MGM officials have confirmed that is false.

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    5. MGM Springfield casino groundbreaking focuses on 'rebirth' of Western Massachusetts | masslive

      MGM Springfield casino groundbreaking focuses on 'rebirth' of Western Massachusetts | masslive

      MGM officials, including the company's CEO Jim Murren and local President Michael Mathis, welcomed a bevy of elected officials, dignitaries and business people to the gaming company's official entrance intro the Northeast gambling market.  'With every licensing milestone and every campaign victory, we have honored the potential of MGM Springfield,' Murren said. 'Today is even more special though as we put shovels in the ground to officially celebrate what we came here to do, put people back to work and begin a rebirth of the once-thriving urban center of Western Massachusetts.'

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    6. 14 to lose jobs when Red Cross shutters Emergency Communication Services call center in Springfield

      14 to lose jobs when Red Cross shutters Emergency Communication Services call center in Springfield

      Fourteen people working at an American Red Cross call center in Western Massachusetts are expected to lose their jobs in the coming months. According to WWLP 22 News, the area's NBC affiliate, the Red Cross told the station that the Emergency Communication Services call center in Springfield and another in San Diego, California would be closing.

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    7. Western Massachusetts native and lawyer Seth Stratton to serve as VP of MGM Springfield casino | masslive

      Western Massachusetts native and lawyer Seth Stratton to serve as VP of MGM Springfield casino | masslive

      Springfield native and Longmeadow resident Seth Stratton, is set to take over the role of vice president and general counsel for the estimated $800 million downtown development, which is slated to hold a grand opening in 2017. In this new role, Stratton will be responsible for overseeing legal affairs and government relations at the casino, according to MGM.  MGM Springfield president Michael Mathis said that since the first day Stratton joined the team offering legal counsel, he has been a crucial part of the local efforts.

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    8. MGM Springfield to detail casino construction process at vendor information session at MassMutual Center | masslive.com

      MGM Springfield to detail casino construction process at vendor information session at MassMutual Center | masslive.com

      Anyone looking to learn more about the construction process regarding MGM Springfield's upcoming $800 million casino complex is invited to attend an informational session Thursday morning at the MassMutual Center.  Kicking off at 8 a.m. with a presentation on the design and anticipated construction timeline, the event will also feature more than an hour of networking opportunities with MGM officials. Members of the public as well as contractors may attend to simply be informed or learn about how to pre-qualify for bid opportunities and to connect with building trade officials which will be detailing membership and apprenticeship opportunities.

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    9. MGM Springfield prepares to distribute nearly $2M in initial payments to

      MGM Springfield prepares to distribute nearly $2M in initial payments to

      As MGM Resorts International works to obtain all the necessary permits to begin breaking ground in early 2015 for its $800 million Springfield casino, the company is also preparing to shell out nearly $2 million to eight Western Massachusetts communities on Friday, Dec. 5. The surrounding community agreements, as required by the 2011 Expanded Gaming Act, called upon MGM to work with communities which sought that status to determine a payment schedule to offset any potential negative impacts its massive Springfield project could have on a neighboring town or city. In the end, eight communities landed that designation, and there ...

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    10. MGM Springfield submits final environmental impact study for $800M urban casino to Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs | masslive

      MGM Springfield submits final environmental impact study for $800M urban casino to Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs | masslive

      Moving one step closer to opening its planned $800 million downtown Springfield casino, MGM Resorts International has submitted its final environmental impact study, allowing for a month of public comments before state approval.  The public comment period, which begins as the full environmental impact statement is published.

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    11. First Niagara Bank branches in Chicopee, West Springfield among 17 company plans to close in new year | masslive

      First Niagara Bank branches in Chicopee, West Springfield among 17 company plans to close in new year | masslive

      Two First Niagara Bank branches in Western Massachusetts will be closed in early 2015, as the Buffalo, New York-based financial company tweaks its business model amid changing preferences of the banking public.  According to First Niagara, which currently operates more than 400 branches in four states, the growing number of customers who are using online and mobile banking helped lead to the decision to close 17 branches and two drive-thru service centers in January 2015.

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    12. ATK Sporting Group to lay off additional 95 employees manufacturing Savage Arms guns in Westfield, 25 in Ontario

      ATK Sporting Group to lay off additional 95 employees manufacturing Savage Arms guns in Westfield, 25 in Ontario

      ATK Sporting Group, which purchased the Westfield-based Savage Arms in 2013, will spend the next two weeks laying off more than 100 workers at its Westfield and Lakefield, Ontario manufacturing plants.  Company spokesman Tim Brandt confirmed to CBS-3 Springfield Saturday afternoon that of the 120 people who will lose their jobs in the coming weeks, 95 will be at the Westfield facility on Springdale Road.

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    13. MGM Resorts International reports 2013 best year for profits since recession

      MGM Resorts International reports 2013 best year for profits since recession

      'In 2013 we achieved our best operating performance since the recession. The fourth quarter finished strong, with 6% Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) growth at our wholly owned domestic resorts and record quarters at MGM China and CityCenter,' said Jim Murren, MGM chairman and CEO, in a press release. 'In 2014, we expect our Las Vegas properties to continue to improve, driven by a strong convention calendar and the completion of several capital initiatives on the Las Vegas Strip. In Macau, we continue to yield our existing resort and are well underway in more than doubling ...

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    14. Western New England air travel options improving at Bradley

      Western New England air travel options improving at Bradley

      From Bradley International Airport in Connecticut to Worcester Regional Airport in Massachusetts, people who live, work or play in western New England have more options than ever when it comes to flying the friendly skies. In 2013, the regional airports saw a number of new direct flights making it easier for people to reach their destinations without traveling to New York or Boston's busy Logan International Airport. At Bradley, the largest commercial airport in the region, fliers can now embark on direct flights to Los Angeles, Fort Myers, Fla., and travel with new frequency to Atlanta and Tampa, Fla.

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    15. MGM Resorts International details plan for Springfield casino in front of Massachusetts Gaming Commission

      MGM Resorts International details plan for Springfield casino in front of Massachusetts Gaming Commission

      Company executives, alongside Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and a few city councilors, made the final pitch for an $800 million casino in the city. In a 90-minute presentation, CEO Jim Murren and President Bill Hornbuckle touted not only the company's standing among its peers, but also the details of a host community agreement that they and their supporters argue will breathe new life into one of the oldest cities in America.

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    16. Western Massachusetts residents not surprised on gaming commission's MGM vote, still hold mixed feelings about Springfield casino project

      Western Massachusetts residents not surprised on gaming commission's MGM vote, still hold mixed feelings about Springfield casino project

      "MGM is a world-class company and they are a perfect fit for this neighborhood. I grew up here in the South End so there are a lot of heart strings for me in this neighborhood," Bertelli said. "The (June 2011) tornado was seen as the final nail in the coffin for the neighborhood, and I think MGM is the chance of hope."

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    17. Springfield officials pleased with Massachusetts Gaming Commission's positive suitability decision on MGM's South End ...

      Springfield officials pleased with Massachusetts Gaming Commission's positive suitability decision on MGM's South End ...

      "I had a brief conversation with the mayor earlier and he is very, very pleased as are all of us who've worked so hard on this," Kennedy said at a brief press conference following the commission's announcement. "And we expect that we've overcome another hurdle in the process and we look forward to working with MGM to settle the remaining issues that are there as we march, hopefully, toward a licenseure in May of 2014."

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    18. Renovation of Paramount Theater and Massasoit House in Springfield moving forward, despite Penn National Gaming's exit

      Renovation of Paramount Theater and Massasoit House in Springfield moving forward, despite Penn National Gaming's exit

      Heriberto 'Herbie' Flores, the local businessman and head of the council, said that when Penn National took their chips and cashed out on plans to pump money into the facility, it hurt but didn't kill the plan to restore the building to its original glory. Flores also noted that some of the flashy artist renderings of a rejuvenated Paramount Theater presented by Penn National were actually just remixed versions of a plan that his group previously commissioned.

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    19. MGM's entertainment pitch for Springfield could bring the stars back to city

      MGM's entertainment pitch for Springfield could bring the stars back to city

      Enter Graney, the general manager of the MassMutual Center from 1986 to 1994, when it was known as the Springfield Civic Center. Graney was at the helm of the city's flagship venue when booking acts like Aerosmith, KISS, Pearl Jam or Nirvana were a matter of building relationships with the various personalities, agents and promoters in the industry.

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