UMass Boston Opens First Residence Hall
UMass Boston celebrated the opening of their first-ever residence hall with a ribbon cutting earlier this week (Tuesday, 8/28). The $120 million project will house 1077 students, who will start moving in this weekend. The 260,000-square-foot complex also features study lounges, a dining commons and seminar rooms.
Grand Opening of MGM Springfield
The MGM Springfield opened its doors on Friday (8/24) to a crowd of people ready to try their luck in the new Massachusetts casino. The $960 million casino and entertainment venue totaling 759,157 square-feet includes a 151,861 square-foot 25-story 250-room hotel to go along with a 126,262 square-foot gaming floor with 2,550 slot machines, 120 gaming tables, a poker room and a “high-limit” gaming area.
The new attraction is poised to bring revenue and rejuvenation to the city of Springfield as it aims to build around the success of the resort casino. The casino is expected to attract people from a 75-mile radius around Springfield and within a 90-minute drive. MGM expects about a third of those to come north on I-91, drawing heavily on the north central area of Connecticut.
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