EAST BOSTON — Our own Bill Brett made his way to the rail, trackside of Suffolk Downs in East Boston on June 30, 2019, for the last day of live racing at the 84-year-old track. Live horse racing was held on three weekends this year with June 29 and 30 rounding out the lineup. Simulcast racing, with races from tracks around the country, is slated to continue at Suffolk Downs. Once a grand track and…

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EAST BOSTON — More than 500 guests attended the Social Centers’ 100th anniversary gala, which was held at Suffolk Downs. It was the last scheduled event at the storied horse racing track. At the gala, the Social Centers honored Robert Lewis Jr., with its inaugural Community Activist award. Lewis, founder and president of The BASE, is an East Boston native who has worked in the city of Boston’s neighborhoods and with young people, he whole…

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