Guest View: Casino-siting process requires openness and diligence

Scott W. Lang concludes his third term as mayor of New Bedford tonight – January 02, 2012 12:00 AM

Editor’s note: Scott W. Lang, New Bedford’s outgoing mayor, shares his thoughts on the issues of casino gambling and commuter rail on SouthCoast.

New Bedford has long been considered as a potential host site for a destination casino in Southeastern Massachusetts. With the passage and signing of the casino bill into law in November, the possibility has become increasingly real. In New Bedford, we have two developers who have secured options on parcels on which a casino could be located. The state’s casino licensing process will take shape over the next year.

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