Long Island Casino Protest

Long Island Casino Protest


THE STOLEN VAN FROM NEWS
COVERAGE.
WELL, PLAN TO BUILD A NEW
CASINO AT BELMONT PARK DREW
MORE OPPOSITION TODAY.
CBS 2 STEVE LANGFORD REPORTS,
HUNDREDS PARADED TO BELMONT AT
NOON.
WE SAY NO.
NO CASINO.
Reporter: A MILE LONG MARCH
THROUGH THE SNOWBANKS OF FLORAL
PARK AND ALMONT SATURDAY.
WE SAY NO.
NO CASINO.
Reporter: THE QUEST TO STOP
THE 1,000 VIDEO LOTTERY
TERMINALS SET UP AT BELMONT
PARK.
WE ARE NOT SUPPORTING THIS.
Reporter: THE LATEST
MOBILIZATION AGAINST THE PLAN
TO OPEN THE VIDEO GAMING PARLOR
IN THIS COMMUNITY.
STRADDLING THE CITY NASSAU
COUNTY LINE.
2,000 PROTESTERS JAMMED A RALLY
IN MID JANUARY.
THE MAYOR OF FLORAL PARK, A
DRIVING FORCE, BEHIND
OPPOSITION TO THE BELMONT PLAN.
I REALLY THINK THAT IT IS
SHORT-SIGHTED BY OUR LOCAL
LEADERS.
NO CASINO IN BELMONT PARK.
THESE RESIDENTS SAY THEY
FEAR MORE GAMBLING HERE WILL
MEAN INCREASED CRIME AND
TRAFFIC AND LOWER PROPERTY
VALUES.
WE BOUGHT THAT HOUSE BECAUSE
IT WAS OUR NEXT EGG.
AND I DON’T WANT TO LOSE ANY
VALUE IN THAT NEST EGG.
Reporter: MARY ANN GERALDO
PUSHED HER DOUBLE STROLLER THE
LENGTH OF THE MARCH TO REGISTER
HER OBJECTION TO THE CASINO
PLAN.
I DON’T THINK IT IS
APPROPRIATE, FOR THE COMMUNITY,
OR ANY OF THE SURROUNDING AREA.
I DON’T THINK IT IS A GOOD
IDEA.
Reporter: AT THE GAS STATION
ACROSS THE STREET FROM BELMONT,
MIXED FEELINGS.
I THINK IT IS GOOD.
I PLAY POKER.
SO HOPEFULLY IT WILL ENHANCE
THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
AND GIVE PEOPLE A PLACE TO GO.
Reporter: VOTERS IN THE
STREETS ON A COLD WINTER DAY
MAY MAKE PLANS FOR A CASINO AT
BELMONT, ANYTHING BUT A SURE
BET.
IN LONGMONT, LONG ISLAND, STEVE

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