The Casino and "Eastie Pride"
Date of Completion
Open Access Capstone
Master of Science (MS)
This capstone develops a research theory and methods to ascertain the baseline social capital of East Boston, as well as, the baseline attitudes, beliefs and expectations of East Boston residents regarding the introduction of a casino in their neighborhood. This baseline is needed because research has shown that there is a significant negative impact on social capital within fifteen miles of a gambling establishment, and East Boston, at just 6.4 square miles, is the front contender to host the first destination gambling casino in Massachusetts.
McCauley, Kathleen, "The Casino and "Eastie Pride"" (2013). Public Affairs Capstones Collection. 9.