House Speaker Robert DeLeo has announced that he is planning to have an expanded gambling bill on the governor’s desk for his signature in September.
He made this announcement at the annual legislative luncheon in Winthrop, which was held by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce earlier this week.
His unambiguous remarks are a reflection of the shared interest both he and the governor are exhibiting on the expanded gambling legislation, which is the precursor to casino gambling.
Speaker DeLeo was accompanied by State Senator Anthony Petruccelli who said he believed the state senate will likely sign off on the legislation as well.
Locally, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and State Senator Sal DiDomenico are both supporting the legislation, since they both believe a casino at Suffolk Downs would be a boon to the local economy.
The governor and DeLeo are believed to be working closely together on the bill and its wording so that when it reaches his desk for his signature there will be no doubt he will sign it.
For Revere and East Boston and for all our surrounding cities and towns, this comes as great news because a casino at Suffolk Downs would create thousands of jobs, and hundreds of millions of dollars of private capital investment and when it is up and running, a new revenue stream for the state which will return a portion of it to the host cities of Revere and East Boston.
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Everett Credit Union
Once again, the Everett Credit Union is the sponsor of the summer Girls Basketball League in Everett.
This is the third year the credit union has sponsored the league, which caters to the desire of hundreds of Everett girls to compete in the game of basketball.
This is a very competitive league and concludes girls from Everett High School, Somerville High School, Revere High School and the Pioneer Charter School.
The Everett Credit Union should be praised for doing so much for so many Everett girls during this summer.
Eagle Bank, too
The Annual Community in Unity Block party, which attracts people from every walk of life was made that much better by the recent and generous contribution of $2,000 from the Eagle Bank.
It is this type of contribution that goes straight to the hurt of the multi-cultural experience that makes Everett what it is today.
Thank you Eagle Bank.