Alex B. Morse

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Morse changes mind on casinos — again

Morse changes mind on casinos — again

Holyoke mayor flips back to “no” on casinos

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, who just over two weeks announced a stunning reversal of his strong anti-casino stand and said he would consider gambling  proposals for his city, reversed course yet again, announcing that he is abandoning any consideration of a casino in Holyoke. The 22-year-old mayor authored this strong anti-casino commentary piece in the(...)

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Holyoke mayor drops opposition to casino

Holyoke mayor drops opposition to casino

Says Springfield proposals forced change

  Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse stunned observers by announcing on Monday morning a reversal of his adamant opposition to a casino in his city.  The 23-year-old Morse was elected a year ago on a platform that included staunch opposition to a proposed casino in Holyoke.  As recently as last month, he maintained that public position,(...)

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No dice

No dice

A casino would hurt, not help, Holyoke’s economic redevelopment efforts

since the state of Massachusetts legalized casino gambling, many cities throughout the state have begun competing for the opportunity to place a casino within their borders. Indeed, many in my hometown have advocated for a casino in Holyoke, calling it a potential boon to our struggling economy. Proponents of a casino here suggest that this(...)

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