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Casino Concerns Weigh Heavy on Latinos in East Boston


The proposed casino at Suffolk Downs could change the face of East Boston, one of the city’s most diverse, working-class neighborhoods. But are the concerns of Latinos – who make up 53 percent of East Boston’s population – being heard?

They haven’t to this point, but that is set to change on Wednesday, Oct. 17, when the City of Boston hosts its next Host Community Advisory Committee meeting at Casa El Salvador, 46 Bennington Street, at 6:30 p.m.

Despite comprising more than half of East Boston’s population, Latinos have not had a significant presence at other casino meetings. But as the newspaper El Mundo reported earlier this year, area Latinos have significant reservations about the casino plans. Wednesday’s meeting represents an attempt on behalf of the City to overcome their shortcomings at involving the Latino Community in East Boston in the casino process to date, which we applaud.

Casa El Salvador is an independent and autonomous space that serves the more than 10,000 Greater Boston natives of El Salvador (the city's fourth largest immigrant group). Its constituents and other Latinos will be attending Wednesday’s meeting to offer feedback on the casino. We invite you to join us as the city hears – for the first time – how members of the Latino community believe a casino at Suffolk Downs will affect the hard-working people of East Boston.

Casa El Salvador expects upwards of 150 members of the Latino community to attend the meeting and speak that night — a showing that would certainly change the course of the casino debate in Boston.

English translation will be a part of the meeting. For more information about the meeting or statements from the board of Casa El Salvador, please contact Doris Rubio, (617) 567-8338, rubiomerinod - at - gmail.com.


 
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