Members of East Boston’s casino opposition gathered in Maverick Square on March 23 to protest the construction of an 161-acre resort casino complex at Suffolk Downs.
The project proponents promise to create 2,500 construction jobs and 4,000 permanent jobs and invest $40 million in improvements to roads and infrastructure.
But the proposal doesn’t sit well with many residents of East Boston.
Holding his 2-year old son with one arm and bringing the megaphone to his mouth with the other, Pedro Morales said to the a crowd standing in front of Maverick Square, “This is my son Eli. Eli is going to grow up in an East Boston without casinos.”