Alex B. Morse

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Stories by Alex B. Morse

Holyoke’s school challenge

Holyoke’s school challenge

We must work together to improve our city’s schools

THIS PAST TUESDAY, after a careful review of the Holyoke Public Schools, Commissioner Mitchell Chester recommended that the state Board of Education take a vote on whether to place our district under state receivership. His recommendation came after months of vigorous, passionate debate on the local level about the costs and benefits of this action,(...)

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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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