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.
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.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Many Milford officials and residents were surprised by the last-minute application for a resort casino license by developer David Nunes. As the state Gaming Commission starts its review of applicants, local reaction seems divided.
Do people in Milford want a resort casino on the edge of town? If the proposal by David Nunes and Warner Gaming advances past an initial state review, town residents may eventually decide that question. The application by Nunes and his development partner for a resort casino license is now before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. By next week, commissioners said Thursday, the application could be ready to turn over to a team that will look into the developers' financial and regulatory history. Several casino applications in Massachusetts arrived before the Tuesday deadline and background investigations have already begun. By next week, the remaining applications could be ready for this phase, which is expected to take as much as six …
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…
Monday, January 14, 2013
With a day remaining, a casino proposal for Milford has not been submitted to a state agency reviewing requests. The deadline for the first phase of review is 5 p.m. Tuesday.
UPDATED: By the end of the business day Monday, seven casino or slots projects had been submitted to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for initial review. None are slated for Milford, with one day remaining before the deadline. The projects submitted Monday include Suffolk Downs in East Boston, and a casino proposed for Everett, by Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn. Both are located in the eastern region of the state, which would put them in competition with any casino proposal that materializes for Milford. The state will authorize up to one casino in three regions of the state. Milford shares the "A Region" with East Boston and Everett. The deadline for casino applications is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Original Post: With two days remaining before…
Friday, October 26, 2012
A Colorado developer has told a town official he's going to introduce a proposal for a casino in Milford by the end of the year.
A developer will pursue plans to build a multi-million dollar casino in Milford, according to a report in the Boston Business Journal. David Nunes, the proposed developer of "Crossroads," contacted Milford Town Administrator Louis Celozzi, and told him he would be presenting a proposal for a $650 million casino development to Milford Selectmen this year, the Business Journal reported. Celozzi could not be reached Friday. Nunes is a Colorado-based developer who in previous years said he wanted to build a casino on undeveloped property off Interstate 495 in Milford. Milford Selectmen signed a memorandum of understanding with him in the spring of 2011, indicating they would review only proposals from him. As part of that, Nunes contributed $…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Milford Selectmen last summer voted 2-1 to agree to negotiate exclusively with David Nunes, who hopes to gain state permission to build a casino at Interstate 495 and Route 16. Foxborough Selectmen voted 3-2 Tuesday to reject negotiations with a developer
A casino proposal that could potentially compete with one in Milford has a new obstacle. Selectmen in that town voted 3-2 to refuse to negotiate with a developer who wants to build a casino near Gillette Stadium. In Milford, last summer, selectmen voted 2-1 to agree to negotiate exclusively with David Nunes, whose development company wants state permission for a casino off Interstate 495, near Route 16. The exclusivity contract does not bind Milford to saying yes to a casino. But it does tie the town to negotiating with Nunes, rather than a competing developer. Selectman Bill Buckley voted against the agreement, saying he felt it offered the town no advantage. The town received $60,000 from Nunes, as partial payment for town research into …