Anti-casino activists sue to block ballot question

When it comes to efforts to stop a casino at Suffolk Downs, it’s David versus Goliath in East Boston. Track operators, who spent decades lobbying their Beacon Hill representatives, can bank on The opposition to building this $1 billion resort-style casino near Boston at Suffolk Downs is becoming very organized and there are dozens of anti-casino residents of East Boston and neighbouring communities getting together and uniting to strategize and share information on how to stop the casino going ahead. Members include lawyers and residents all with a goal to oppose the construction on “If it wasn’t 12:30 at night, I would be asking someone from the city to comment about what anti-displacement measure we are doing in East Boston specifically, and also how we are going to Boston's city council voted to keep a vote on the proposed casino at Suffolk Downs to East Boston only, despite arguments from opposition that the casino would affect the entire city. A group of anti-casino activists appealed to Massachusetts' high court to keep a question that would allow a second slots parlor in Massachusetts - most likely at Suffolk Downs - off the 2016 ballot. While casino operators promised thousands of jobs in East Boston and Revere, they see the jobs that Amazon has floated for its second headquarters as more promising — especially considering they (Boston, MA, 10/15/13) Casino opponent Pedro Morales is seen in East Boston on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Staff photo by Christopher Evans Staff photo by Christopher Evans Show Caption Negative Vibes – Anti-casino forces are mobilizing for inaction. by Times Staff • November 5, 2009 • 0 Comments. The voices against casino gambling are gathering their forces. Like most of those who stand against progress in this litigious world, they are gathering studies, studies on top of studies, the one thousand reasons a casino cannot possibly thrive or… Read more → Obituaries The Boston vote will be confined to the voting ward of East Boston, as permitted under the 2011 casino law. The vote is scheduled for the date of the mayoral final election, which should guarantee Anti-casino group No Eastie Casino is riding the waves of this weekend's split between Caesars Entertainment and Suffolk Downs with a letter demanding that the Boston horse racing track release

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