Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Kraft Group and Wynn Resorts have decided to end a plan to build a casino after Monday's election.
There will be no casino for Foxborough. After Monday's election in that town, both the Kraft Group and the Wynn Group have decided not to pursue a casino for Route 1. Here are the statements from both groups. released today. Statement from The Kraft Group: When the Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed gaming legislation, we brought forth an opportunity with the unquestioned premier developer and operator in the industry. We have the greatest respect for Steve Wynn, his team and his business model, and believe this unique opportunity was worthy of a chance to be heard. With Monday’s election, we believe the citizens of Foxborough have spoken. As we originally committed, we have heard them and respect their collective voice. With that …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Boston.com reports casino proposal on hold after Foxborough elections.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The No Foxboro Casino group will be meeting at the Union Church, Saturday, May 5.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
(A press release from No Foxboro Casino.) No Foxboro Casino will present another in its series of informational open houses Saturday, May 5, from noon to 3pm at the Union Church, 384 South Street in Foxborough (on the corner of South and North Grove Street). The video "Preserving the Character of Foxboro" will be presented at noon, 1pm and 2pm. If you are undecided on whether a casino is right for the town of Foxboro and the surrounding communities, they encourage you to visit us to learn more. Get accurate information, have an opportunity to ask questions, pick up a lawn sign, learn how you can help as a volunteer, and be part of the petition "Mr. Kraft: Please Do The Right Thing." Complimentary coffee and light refreshments will be …
Friday, April 20, 2012
The Wynn Group recently toured four Route 1 businesses to answer questions they may have about the potential resort casino.
Attempting to answer questions and gather support from businesses on Route 1, the Wynn Group held a tour of four local business that could be affected by a potential casino destination resort across the street from Gillette Stadium. With the four stop tour, the group chosed was Rodman Ford, Americas’ Best Value Inn, Motorcycle of Manchester (M.O.M.) South, and Chickie Flynns, a fairly new restaurant located next to the south section of Patriot Place Only the manager of Americas Best Value Inn lived in Foxborough, while other business owners resided in towns around Foxborough. Frank Perullo, who is the principal owner of Sage Systems, and helped create the pro-casino group “Jobs for Foxboro,” pointed out that many of the businesses do …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Boston Mayor Tom Menino announced his gaming board yesterday to work on a deal to build a casino at Suffolk Downs.
The City of Boston is taking a different approach to the casino than Foxborough is, according to a report in the Boston Herald. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has put together a gaming board to get the best deal possible for the city at Suffolk Downs with Caesar's Entertainment. Foxborough isn't negotiating with The Wynn Group, who wants to build a site across from Gillette Stadium on land owned by Bob Kraft. Selectmen sent a letter to Governor Deval Patrick asking not to be considered as a host community. “While we’re not the first city to have a destination resort casino, I am committed to doing it better — the Boston way,” Menino said yesterday at City Hall as he introduced the five-member "host advisory" committee, which will be chaired by…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
In a full page ad in the Foxboro Reporter, casino developer Steve Wynn asks residents to negotiate a Host Community Agreement.
Steve Wynn says he wants the Foxborough selectmen to negotiate a Host Community Agreement and then let the voters decide what avenue to take, according a full-page ad in this week's Foxboro Reporter on page five. Wynn tells the town's residents, "you have the right to choose" in the ad. He also says he wants to answer questions that, according to Wynn, are frequently asked about the proposed resort-casino. The No to Foxboro Casino group has sent the state a letter asking not to be considered a host community and asking them to look elsewhere for the site. In the his ad, Wynn makes the following points: 1. Voters must be given specific details regarding traffic, police, fire and public unity improvements and a community impact fee. 2. Wynn …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sharon resident joins fight against casino on Route 1.
Matthew Baldassari sees a casino on Route 1 in Foxborough as drawing bad things to Sharon, where he has resided since the mid-1980s. "You're going to see traffic and you're going to see crime go up [in Sharon]," Baldassari said. Although Wynn Resorts' proposed casino site is in Foxborough, residents of neighboring communities are joining the fight against it, says Chris Lowery, No Foxboro Casino's volunteer coordinator. Foxborough residents are driving this volunteer effort. "This is a regional issue. It will affect the whole area," Lowery says. In Sharon, Baldassari said he has signed No Foxboro Casino's online petition asking businessman Robert Kraft to withdraw his proposal to lease land on Route 1 in Foxborough to Wynn Resorts Co-…
Friday, March 16, 2012
JobsforFoxboro.com offers residents access to information.
Friday, March 16, 2012
(A Press Release from Jobs For Foxboro.) Jobs for Foxboro Wednesday launched its local website in support of the proposed Wynn Foxborough destination resort casino in Foxboro. JobsforFoxboro.com offers updated news about local events, studies related to legalized gaming and resort destination casinos, and other information. Jobs for Foxboro represents Foxboro residents who believe that the proposed casino, which promises significant capital investment on Route 1, more job creation than any other casino project in Massachusetts, and $10 million to $15 million in estimated new annual taxes for the Town of Foxborough, is an appropriate facility that will provide sustainable economic growth for the town and the region. Wynn Resorts has said it…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Foxborough Selectmen are expected to have a meeting on the Wynn Resorts' Casino next Tuesday at Foxborough High School.
The Foxborough Board of Selectmen will be looking to hold another forum Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm at the high school about the Wynn Resorts plan to build a casino on Route 1 on land owned by Robert Kraft. Chairman Lawrence Harrington wanted to hear from resident Marc Todd, who wrote a letter to the board asking them to look into forming a negotiation team to be prepared for the casino project to go forward, but was advised by town manager Kevin Paicos not to continue the discussion because it wasn't on the agenda and was a violation of the opening meeting law. Todd has expressed his opposition to the casino. "We need to be more of the leaders that we were voted in to be," said selectman Lynda A. Walsh. "[We have] to prepare ourselves for …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The "No to Foxboro Casino" group held an open house Monday.
For the "No to Foxboro Casino" group, the game plan is still to get the message out to as many people as they can, and get them to convince casino developer Steve Wynn to forgo his Route 1 project. That's why the group held an open house and forum Monday during the day at the South Foxboro Fellowship Hall in Foxborough. Organizer Stephanie Crimmins said the daytime forum was to allow people who wouldn't be able to attend the night meetings a chance to hear what the group has to say. The open house attracted senior citizens, and a table was set for children who attended with their parents. “The turnout was great,” said Crimmins. “We had a lot of new people who were undecided. They are coming in to talk with us and obtain information.” The …