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Clergy try to fend off a casino in East Boston

More than 30 local religious leaders from an assortment of faiths have formed a new group to oppose a casino at Suffolk Downs, promising to pray, preach, and canvass to defeat the project when it comes to a vote in East Boston on Nov. 5.

“A casino in East Boston is probably one of the worst things that could happen to our community,” said the Rev. Thomas S. Domurat, pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, who predicted that a casino would increase gambling addiction, personal bankruptcies, and traffic on neighborhood streets. “It is my hope that all of East Boston will stand together, as churches and businesses are doing today, in opposition to casino gambling in our community.”

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