Foxboro prepares for Kraft casino decision – Rogue T sign gains sentience, decks halls – Transparency on Beacon Hill

FA LA LA LA LA: Your top stories this morning are the 800th day of Bob Kraft casino coverage (Herald) and a T sign that sang a Christmas song (Globe). Is anyone else bothered that as soon as the MBTA’s communications system gained self-awareness it joined in fighting the War on Christmas?

HEARINGS, HOW QUAINT: And no wonder there’s no news, everything happens behind closed doors in the first place. (Sun Chron.)

Kraft: Listen, then decide (Photo: Keith Nordstrom/ The Sun Chronicle)
VIDEO:
Foxborough Readies For Casino Showdown – WCVB Mitt Romney leads in N.H. before nation’s first primary – My Fox Boston MBTA riders defend "Deck the Halls" dispatcher – My Fox Boston

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CASINOS:

Rep hopes ruling puts web poker back in play – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

Foxboro split with proposal on brink – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

If you build it, corruption may come – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

Foxborough Readies For Casino Showdown – Project Economy News Story – WCVB Boston: www.thebostonchannel.com

Groups cry foul over video – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Kraft: Listen, then decide – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham nervous about Foxborough casino – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

Mass. gambling threatens Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

Foxborough prepares for heated casino debate – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

MITT MONITOR:

Unaligned N.H. vote a test for Mitt Romney – Nation – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Mitt Romney leads in N.H. before nation’s first primary: www.myfoxboston.com

LOCAL POLITICS:

After 10 years, Bonfanti prepares for big changes » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA: www.salemnews.com

Attorney: Wayland selectmen letter violated Open Meeting Law – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Mayor-elect announces staff picks: www.telegram.com

Chicopee Mayor Michael Bissonnette proposes new way to modify charter | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Holyoke mayor-elect Alex Morse won’t reappoint City Solicitor Lisa Ball; DPW chief William Fuqua may face residency rule | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

STATE NEWS:

Investigation shows state lagging in online presence – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

MASS. ELECTIONS:

Mass. Senate hopefuls make final 2011 money push – AP: www.boston.com

Outside groups air barrage of ads in Mass. race – AP: www.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:

Big bills, less view at Statehouse – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Beacon Hill bracing for another tight Mass. budget – AP: www.boston.com

MISC:

Holiday prank cheers riders, sours T bosses – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

MBTA riders defend "Deck the Halls" dispatcher: www.myfoxboston.com

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