No Eastie Casino
No Eastie Casino is a municipal ballot question committee organized by East Boston residents and neighbors to oppose the building of a resort casino in our urban, densely populated neighborhood. We are working to build community awareness of the impacts a casino would have on East Boston residents and businesses; to strengthen the voice of our community with key decisionmakers; and, ultimately, to successfully defeat the casino proposal when it is brought to a vote by local referendum later this year.
East Boston is a culturally diverse, vibrant community that has long been a home for immigrants, middle and working class families, small business owners, and artists. The proposed casino would directly abut residential neighborhoods, affordable housing properties, primary and secondary schools, senior living and nursing home facilities, and a salt marsh preservation.One of Boston's last affordable mixed-income neighborhoods, East Boston is also a federally designated environmental justice community due to the presence of Logan Airport, Global Oil, and other business enterprises that rely on the neighborhood's access to Boston Harbor.