West Springfield Mayor Greg Neffinger has signed a host community agreement with Hard Rock for a casino at the Big E. The deal would give $26 million annually to the city and the region, including $35 million up front for traffic mitigation. The agreement paves the way for a September 10th local referendum. The company is in competition with MGM in Springfield and Mohegan Sun in Palmer for the sole casino license in Western Mass.
The 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade stepped off in NYC, officially ushering in the holiday season.
Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain.
Six of the nine Ebola patients treated in the U.S. met for the first time.
More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.