Mayor urges Interior Dept. to take proposed casino land into Indian trust


Mayor Will Flanagan is stepping up efforts to support the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s application for federal land sovereignty for the 300-acre tract the city agreed to sell the tribe if the state legalized gambling this year. He’s calling the Mashpee’s proposed destination casino the city’s “No. 1 development priority” and one that warrants taking bold steps. “This is not a bridge to nowhere or a folly. This is a $500 million project,” Flanagan said.

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