Aquinnahs dump leader; Concern for Vineyard off season alcoholism; MCAS replacement

Romney getting payback for losing election - John Henry ignores Worcester, the Globe ignores Henry - Obamas, Clintons, to honor JFK 50th assassination anniversary - A decade of Gay Marriage - Milford's casino decision - How the Duke got tanked
What will Vanderhoop decide about an island casino?

A new Tribal Leader on Martha's Vineyard, Casino opponents decry island's alcoholism

MCAS may become PARCC, Romney's revenge, Gay Marriage anniversary, Red Sox owner ignores newspaper he bought, 50th anniversary of JFK's death and the worst campaign photo-op in American history

  • Aquinnah tribe on Martha’s Vineyard elects new chairman. Tobias Vanderhoop has said he supports gaming. Following the ouster of the Wampanoag of Gay Head Tribal Council Chairwoman Cheryl Maltais-Andrews, Patrick said he has spoken with the new chairman-elect who has not taken a position on the tribe's plans for a casino on Martha's Vineyard. Patrick said he continues to believe the tribe forfeited its rights to tribal gaming, despite a new legal analysis from the Federal Indian Gaming Commission giving the Aquinnah tribe the green light for a gambling facility. - Vineyard Gazette.
  • Vineyard casino could harm fragile island life in the offseason. Thirty-one percent of Vineyard residents have reported excessive alcohol consumption, compared with 16 percent of residents nationwide. - The Boston Globe.
  • Ruling due on testing of possible MCAS replacement test. Supporters of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) claim it will be a better gauge of students' readiness for college and careers at the high school level, an area in which MCAS had trouble. Many students pass MCAS, graduate from high school and are accepted into a public college or university only to find that they need to take remedial courses. - The Worcester Telegram.
  • A decade after Mass. ruling, gay marriage makes gains. Since that beginning here in Massachusetts, 15 other states and the District of Columbia have legalized it. - MetroWest Daily News.
  • Henry ignores Worcester, the Globe ignores Henry.Red Sox owner Henry has yet to visit the offices of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette since he bought it along with the Boston Globe last month. - Boston Business Journal.
  • Assassination and national mourning of John F. Kennedy are focus of special exhibit at JFK Library in Boston. - Springfield Republican.
  • President and First Lady, Bill and Hilary Clinton to commemorate Kennedy assassination 50th anniversary. - Springfield Republican.
  • Milford voters prepare to decide on a casino, and gaming supporters hope they buck a trend - The Boston Globe.
  • Romney getting payback for losing presidential election in November. - The Boston Herald.
  • In the Tank: I know its the end of the session and you probably have work to do for once, but please distract yourself with this wonderful long read about the worst campaign photo-op in American history: Michael Dukakis' tank photo. The story of how something that awful ever came to be - told by the very advance team that staged it - is a certain must-read for anyone who follows this kind of thing, and/or remembers who Michael Dukakis is. - Politico.

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