This neck and neck finish at Suffolk Downs Boston-area racetrack is symbolic of how their casino vote is unfolding. (Image supply: Boston Globe)
These days: can the Red Sox win their third World Series title in 10 years in the city of Boston, there’s just one issue keeping city residents up at night? But while David Ortiz and the rest of the Sox are busy fighting the St. Louis Cardinals for baseball bragging legal rights, there’s another battle brewing under the surface and it might be just as contentious as the obstruction ruling that ended Game 3.
Bugles Playing ‘First Call’
Both supporters and opponents for the want to develop a casino in East Boston are ramping up their efforts to obtain down the vote in the last times before the November 5th election, as both sides are anticipating a close race that could fall to voter turnout. The casino, which will be placed at Suffolk Downs, is becoming a hotly debated issue in churches, on street corners, and also among candidates for mayor.
Anti-casino forces feel they’re seeing some possible for a modification by means of the vote though which could be either positive or negative. The exit of Caesars Entertainment as a partner for Suffolk Downs in the casino bid recently has tossed the battle into chaos, they want to support the plan as it has confused voters over whether or not.
That confusion has shown up in the polling of an company known as the close Friends of East