Listen to Jon’s commentary: play pause Keller at Large Jan 14 2014 Jon Keller
In November, they approved the Suffolk Downs plan by a 1,200 vote margin, a tidy 61-percent of the vote. But East Boston voters killed the plan, also by a convincing margin.
That forced the Suffolk group and its new partners, Mohegan Sun, to shift to a Revere-only casino.
Just as Suffolk and Caesar’s did to East Boston residents, they are promising all sorts of goodies to Revere, up to $30 million in annual revenue and millions more for infrastructure, schools, and public safety.
So now, the campaign is on.
And while I prefer to avoid making predictions, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the outcome is in doubt.
Keep in mind what happened in East Boston, a largely blue-collar, Catholic, immigrant community just like Revere "
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