Category: Economic development

When the house loses: Part 12, The butt end of Boston?

9 October, 2014 (10:00) | Boston, Casinos, Cities, Economic development, Economics, Everett, Gambling, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Speculation, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 11 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, and Part 10.] By: David A. Smith I got no chance of losing this time – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) Finally we have reached the end […]

When the house loses: Part 11, Twice as many problem gamblers

8 October, 2014 (10:00) | Boston, Casinos, Cities, Economic development, Economics, Everett, Gambling, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Speculation, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 10 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.] By: David A. Smith I could pay you back with one good hand – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) One cannot indict casinos as societal ills […]

When the house loses: Part 10, Elderly day-care centers

7 October, 2014 (10:00) | Boston, Casinos, Cities, Economic development, Economics, Everett, Gambling, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Speculation, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 9 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.] By: David A. Smith Put your gold money where your love is, baby – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) As we’ve seen in the many parts of this […]

When the house loses: Part 9, Playing in Casinoland

6 October, 2014 (09:00) | Boston, Casinos, Cities, Economic development, Economics, Everett, Gambling, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Speculation, US News |

BREAKING NEWS (Monday, October 6, 2014): This morning the Boston Globe, October 3, 2014; dark red font) reports that Messrs. Lightbody, Gattineri, and DeNunzio have been indicted for fraud.  Details in the Update appended to Thursday’s post. [Continued from Friday’s Part 8 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part […]

When the house loses: Part 8, All gambling is local

3 October, 2014 (09:00) | Boston, Casinos, Cities, Economic development, Economics, Everett, Gambling, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Speculation, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By: David A. Smith Don’t you touch hard liquor, just a cup of cold coffee – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) As we’ve seen in this long journey to casino development, eventually […]