The same coalition that pulled off the big upset by vetoing the casino in East Boston last fall – neighbors and clergy skeptical that the good would outweigh the bad – fell far short this time.
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Perhaps the East Boston debacle was a wake up call that prompted the casino moguls and their local allies to work harder this time, and assume a bit less public infatuation with their product.
That sounds like a good idea going forward.
Over the next few months, casinos and slots are going to become much more than just a sketch and a distant promise. The slots license will be awarded by the Gaming Commission this week, and the casino licenses are set to follow in late spring "
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