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BOSTON'S MEGAPLEX COMMISSION HEARS SITE REPORTS TODAY

     The MA commission studying a possible megaplex is scheduled
to hear from state officials and others who have spent "several"
weeks reviewing each potential site for a combined convention
center/stadium.  State Rep. Kevin Fitzgerald said preliminary
findings "didn't give us a push one way or the other (Phil
Primack, BOSTON HERALD, 5/10).  The commission is also launching
"one more -- and possibly final -- drive to find enough private
financing" for the facility.  Greater Boston Convention and
Visitors Bureau President Patrick Moscaritolo:  "It's clear that
the commission needs to know whether the business community
intends to suit up and play or sit it out."  The commission is
retaining three separate consultants for more than $250,000 total
to help look into the financing (BOSTON HERALD, 5/9).  For the
first time, Senate President Billy Bulger said that building the
proposed complex on Summer Street in South Boston "might be a
suitable location after all."  While Bulger is "warming" to the
convention center and maybe even a baseball park, he "appeared to
remain opposed to building a 70,000-seat domed stadium in South
Boston" (Richard Kindleberger, BOSTON GLOBE, 5/9).
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