Holyoke’s Ward 7 residents concerned about possible casino

Holyoke’s Ward 7 residents concerned about possible casino


NEW AT ELEVEN
ALL THROUGHOUT HOLYOKE AND ITS
NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITIES, PEOPLE
ARE BUZZING ABOUT MAYOR MORSE’S
FLIP- FLOP ON A CASINO IN THE
CITY.
HOLYOKE’S WARD 7 NEIGHBORHOOD
WATCH HELD THEIR FIRST MEETING
OF THE YEAR TONIGHT. ONE OF THE
MAIN TOPICS ON THE AGENDA WAS
THE NEW SENIOR CENTER SET TO
OPEN MONDAY ON PINE STREET. BUT
IT WASN’T HARD TO FIND A MEMBER
WHO HAD SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT A
POTENTIAL CASINO IN THEIR
NEIGHBORHOOD, AFTER THE MAYOR’S
ANTI-CASINO CAMPAIGN.
ALTHOUGH IT BRINGS SOME JOBS I
THINK IT TAKES MORE MONEY OUT
OF A POOR COMMUNITY WHICH WE
ARE. I’D PREFER TO SEE BUSINESS,
FACTORIES, OFFICES, WAREHOUSES,
OFFICE SPACE, WHATEVER.
THE PROPOSED HOLYOKE CASINO SITE
WOULD BE AT MOUNTAIN PARK,
LOCATED RIGHT OFF INTERSTATE 91
BETWEEN EXITS 17 AND 18; ABOUT

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