Thursday, April 11, 2013
A letter from Benjamin Palleiko, chairman of the Hopkinton board, said that after David Nunes was removed from the project, it failed to live up to the Gaming Commission's standards.
Over the weekend David Nunes sent a letter to the Milford Town Administrator indicating that his investing partners in the Crossroads Casino project had stripped him of his authority and title. "I have shed any faith in the project given that the investors and Foxwoods have not invested the time to get to know the people of Milford," Nunes said in his letter. Yesterday, Chairman of the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen sent a letter following up on Nunes' announcement to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. "Mr. Nunes' letter raises several important issues for the commission to consider, in that it reflects one of two possibilities, either of which should rule out the application from further consideration," Benjamin Palleiko's letter said. …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Developer David Nunes has told town officials he is no longer the contact for Crossroads Massachusetts.
The developer who applied for a casino license for a Milford gaming facility is no longer in charge of the proposal, according to the Boston Globe. David Nunes, a Colorado-based developer, told town officials in a memo that he would no longer be the contact for Crossroads Massachusetts. The casino application is one of three before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. On Monday night, the Milford Board of Selectmen will hold a meeting, and anticipate a presentation from the developers of the casino for the first time since the application. The meeting will be held in the Upper Chambers of Milford Town Hall.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Rep. Dykema sent a letter to the casino developer last week asking for details of his plan.
Although casino developer David Nunes submitted his plan to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission before the deadline, some residents and leaders don't know if he is taking the process seriously. "The lack of dialogue, outreach and substantive information by you regarding your casino proposal is of great concern. If your proposal is indeed serious, you must engage with the local communities," Dykema said in a letter addressed to Nunes last week. But community members are still moving forward with their fight against the casino. Casino Free Milford has invited town leaders who helped stop the Foxborough casino proposal to speak in Holliston this week. "Stephanie Crimmins started the No Foxboro Casino movement in Foxboro. She was instrumental…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Boston Globe reports that Foxwoods Resort has joined David Nunes as a full partner in his Crossroads Massachusetts resort casino application.
The application for a resort casino in Milford has taken on a new face: Foxwoods. Foxwoods Resort Casino has joined on to the Crossroads Massachusetts application as a full partner, according to a report Sunday in The Boston Globe. Scott Butera, chief executive of Foxwoods, told the Globe the Milford location would not compete with the resort in Ledyard, CT, and would be the best candidate for the metro Boston casino license. The shift in partners comes as the application made by David Nunes is before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for a Phase I review, which evaluates the finances of the applicants, and whether they have the appropriate integrity for the project. This will include a background investigation of key employees and …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
For the first time since the filing of a casino proposal, opponents met in Milford to begin organizing a campaign to defeat the project.
How do you fight a resort casino development of up to $1 billion? Beginning with small steps, and leading up to a larger campaign. For the first time since the filing of a casino application for a site in Milford, near Interstate 495, opponents met at Milford Town Hall Monday and talked about how to get organized, grow in numbers, and influence local voters. About 60 people attended the organizational meeting, spilling out of the meeting room into the hallway. Most attendees were from Holliston and Hopkinton, based on a show of hands. But as some of the participants pointed out, the meeting was not widely publicized. "It's not that Milford people don't care," said Milford resident Beverly Swymer. "They didn't know about it. I'm sure more …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Residents from Milford and surrounding towns, will be discussing the Crossroads Casino proposal.
When Casino Developer David Nunes submitted his proposal for the Crossroads Casino in Milford last month, Hopkinton Selectman Ben Palleiko told Patch that a battle was coming. Tonight, Casino Free Milford will begin their preparations in a meeting at Milford Town Hall. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Selectmen's meeting room.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen believe the casino's location in Milford will negatively impact the town and its residents.
When casino developer David Nunes submitted his proposal for the Crossroads Resort in Milford, residents and leaders from surrounding towns took the opportunity to begin planning their opposition. Chairman of the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen Ben Palleiko said the board has already voiced its disapproval of the casino and will continue to do so as the state reviews plans across Massachusetts. “This is not something that I think this region will accept and I think the state should expect a battle from the neighboring communities,” Palleiko said. Opposition group Neighbor’s for a Casino Free Milford started a petition when Nunes first approached Milford with the proposal last year. In that time they’ve garnered more than 1,000 signatures. “A …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A casino proposal was submitted by David Nunes and Warner Gaming to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission by the deadline Tuesday.
BOSTON — A resort casino application was submitted to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Tuesday by developer David Nunes, working with Warner Gaming. The application, for Crossroads Massachusetts, had not been reviewed by state staff as to a specific location, but Nunes has spoken for several years of placing a multi-million resort casino at a site in Milford, off Interstate 495. The application was among 11 submitted by the 5 p.m. deadline Tuesday, and is among three for the greater Boston region. The state commission ultimately will authorize a casino license for up to one proposal in three regions: one for Western Massachusetts, one for greater Boston and a third for the southeastern area of the state. Applications for casino licenses…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Developer David Nunes is reportedly planning to bring a casino plan to Milford by the end of the year.
It's been a few months since casino developer David Nunes has been in the news, but late last month he reportedly told the Milford Town Administrator that he would have a proposal to the town's selectmen before the end of the year. Last night the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen discussed what they need to do to make sure a casino is not put in nearby. Selectmen in Hopkinton are proactively working to make sure the casino doesn't happen because they feel it would negatively impact the quality of life Hopkinton residents require. "I don't like it and I don't want it," Selectmen John Mosher said. "I'm not going to change my mind." Their discussion last night centered around the money the developer must give to towns neighboring the proposed …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
With a casino in Foxborough now out of the question more area residents are stepping up to the plate to speak out against the plans for a casino in Milford.
With the casino decision now down to two possible sites in the region, local residents are working harder to get their voices heard. A petition on Change.org that was started in February passed the 1,000 signature mark this month after voters in Foxborough elected two anti-casino selectmen, essentially forcing Robert Craft and Steve Wynn to abandon and plans for a casino near the home of the New England Patriots. According to an article in the Boston Herald, many people believe Suffolk Downs in East Boston will eventually win, but it's still too early to count developer David Nunes' plans for a casino in the Hopkinton's backyard. In Hopkinton people have been taking the opportunity to show their anti-casino sentiment by standing on the …