For many years, only a wrought-iron fence divided a pair of friendly East Boston neighbors on Orient Avenue, but more recently an emotional political dispute has also come between them.
Gail Miller has plastered her property with signs urging a no-vote on a Suffolk Downs casino.
Right next door, Pat Benti has lavished his land with pro-casino placards.
“It definitely has caused some stress among friends and neighbors,” said Miller. She has removed Benti from her list of friends on Facebook. “Just until this is over.”
Days ahead of Tuesday’s critical East Boston referendum on the project, polling suggests the neighborhood is as divided on the casino question as the next-door neighbors. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.