Latest: May 8, 2014 Statement of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Based on the ambiguous and arbitrary process the Gaming Commission
has pursued, we believe that we have multiple options available to
us at this time.
We are continuing to work aggressively to determine the appropriate
action to continue our fight for the people of Boston. My position
has not changed: Boston is a host community to both sites, and the
people of Boston -- of Charlestown and East Boston -- deserve the
opportunity to vote and have their voices heard.
Statement of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
In response to the decision made by the Gaming Commission
I'm disappointed in today's decision by the Gaming Commission. The
Commission's announcement seemed predetermined because after three
hours of testimony, they only took ten minutes to arrive at a
decision. I have said -- and I truly believe -- that Boston is a
host community to both sites, and I intend to continue to do
everything in my power to protect our best interests. The people of
East Boston and Charlestown deserve the opportunity to vote.
Tomorrow, I will meet with my legal team to evaluate all of the
options available to us right now. We have not made a decision about
our next step, but we will share developments as they are available.