And the commission will consider a casino proposal closer to Somerville—the Wynn Resorts proposal in Everett—on Friday, the newspaper reported.
If both proposals advance, they will compete for the lone casino license in the Greater Boston region.
Meanwhile, opponents of casinos in Massachusetts officially collected enough signatures in an effort to advance a ballot question that seeks to repeal the state's casino law.
According to BostonHerald.com, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said Friday that the Repeal the Casino Deal group collected more than 90,000 signatures; they needed about 69,000.
Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone is among those who has supported repealing the state's casino law.
Supporters of the ballot question, however, must win a case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court because Attorney General Martha Coakley determined the ballot question was unconstitutional, BostonHerald.com said.
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