Crews placed the final curved steel beam atop what will be the hotel rotunda for the MGM Springfield casino on March 29 in what is considered the largest Western Massachusetts private investment in history.
The Executive Board of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) has named Thomas J. Flynn executive secretary-treasurer following the recent retirement of Mark Erlich. Flynn was sworn in to the position on March 1.
Crews are nearing substantial completion of the $20 million Boston Landing Station, which will return commuter rail service to the Boston neighborhood of Brighton after more than 50 years. “We’re into final trackwork, signals and inspections,” says Keith Craig, director of development at NB Development Group, Boston.
Kenneth Guscott, a Boston real estate developer responsible for helping revive Dudley Square in Roxbury, died in a fire at his home on Sunday night along with is father-in-law Leroy Whitmore. Guscott was 91.
A downloadable report and web-based dashboard outlining Boston Public Schools’ educational and facilities master plan went live on March 2. The report, called “BuildBPS,” comes about six weeks after Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh (D) announced the 10-year, $1-billion investment in the district’s facilities during his Jan. 18 state-of-the-city address.
Part of the ongoing $639 million commuter rail line upgrade being branded as the CTrailHartford Line, a new transit center in Meriden, Conn. is nearly complete, says John Bernick, rail administrator for Connecticut Dept. of Transportation.
Two priority rail station projects are moving forward in Providence and Pawtucket/Central Falls, R.I., both with “built-in ridership in densely populated areas,” says the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation spokesman Charles St. Martin.