If Jimmy Carter had Camp David and Ronald Reagan had Reykjavik, Sal LaMattina and Dan Rizzo will always have Caffe Vittoria.
Call it the Cannoli Summit.
The issue of whether a gambling palace should be built on Suffolk Downs has pitted neighbor against neighbor in Eastie, and now community against community as Mohegan Sun attempts to build a $1 billion casino on the Revere side of the race track.
Tensions have been high, and they’re likely to escalate with a decision by the state gambling commission Tuesday to have Revere vote again on whether it wants a casino. It’s a move that infuriates both sides: Eastie feels that its no-casino vote is being invalidated, while Revere doesn’t get why it needs to jump through hoops for something nobody else seems to want.
Before you know it, someone is going to propose building a wall along Route 1A to keep the glaring neon lights out of Orient Heights.
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