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St. Mark's civic group could vote on whether casino referendum should be city-wide

The St. Mark’s Area Civic Association could weigh in Tuesday night on whether there should be a city-wide vote on a Boston casino.

According to an agenda previewing the meeting, attendees of the monthly meeting will be polled on the issue. The association’s meeting starts 7 p.m. in the lower hall of St. Mark’s Church on Dorchester Ave.

Before the vote, City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley is scheduled to talk about the issues that surround a potential casino in East Boston’s Suffolk Downs. The race track is putting together a proposal with Caesars.

While the City Council is split on whether there should be a city-wide vote, Mayor Thomas Menino supports a vote in the ward where the casino would be located. According to the Menino administration, a city-wide referendum on the casino proposal could only occur with the approval of both the mayor and the City Council.