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Chinatown: Xu Lin Builds Community With Dragon Boat Team

Chinatown: Xu Lin Builds Community With Dragon Boat Team

The summer weather is arriving and the school year ending, but Chinatown is not exactly the ideal vacation spot. “There’s nothing to do in Chinatown during the summer,” said Jason Lin, 31. “There are no activities.” Luckily for the kids, Xu Lin, 31, helps solve the predicament of no fun stuff by taking locals dragon boat […]

 

South Philadelphia: Neighborhood Supports The Casino Revolution Proposal

South Philadelphia: Neighborhood Supports The Casino Revolution Proposal

The proposals in play for Philadelphia’s final casino license have largely drawn negative feedback from their respective communities. Bart Blatstein’s The Provence proposal has been appealed by neighborhood schools and a synagogue for failing to address significant issues related to traffic and parking. Ken Goldenberg and the Market8 team have no answer to local concerns […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Things To Indulge In This Spring

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Things To Indulge In This Spring

Philadelphia may be known as the City of Brotherly Love, but a little spring-time wandering through neighborhoods and you might think of it more as “the city of hidden gems.” The spring season certainly brings about a lot of movement and fun to be had throughout, and this year is no different. From a family-friendly […]

 

Casinos: SugarHouse Gives Back To Community

As part of the Community Benefits Agreement with SugarHouse Casino, the Penn Treaty Special Services District has received $500,000 per year from SugarHouse since opening in 2010. Once SugarHouse’s second phase is finished, presumably bringing in more revenue, the amount will jump up to $1 million per year. So what exactly does PTSSD do with […]

 

Casinos: Penn Treaty Special Services District

While the gaming license process is often presented as an us-versus-them scenario pitting the big bad casinos against potential neighbors who want no part of said casinos, the reality is much more nuanced than that. Casino-Free Philadelphia helped represent Fishtown in their fight against SugarHouse Casino, but they were by no means the only group […]

 

Casino: Potential Casinos and Their Impact on City Planning

Casino: Potential Casinos and Their Impact on City Planning

The recipient of the second Philadelphia casino license has yet to be named by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. While a second casino could increase tax revenue for the city, it is unclear what will happen to the proposed locations that are not awarded the second license. When the license was revoked from the Foxwoods […]

 

Callowhill: Community Organizations Stand Up Against The Provence

While we slowly inch closer to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announcing the location of Philadelphia’s second gaming license, opponents of the five potential locations are making themselves heard. Local real-estate mogul Bart Blatstein’s The Provence, a 424,000-square-foot entertainment project planned for the old Inquirer building at Broad and Callowhill streets is generating a lot […]

 

Casinos: History of Gambling in Philadelphia

Casinos: History of Gambling in Philadelphia

It may seem like it is taking a while for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to issue Philadelphia’s second gaming license, but the wait is nothing that the city has not been through before. The process for legalized gambling in Pennsylvania goes all the way back to the late seventies when Atlantic City opened […]

 

Casinos: SugarHouse to Expand as PA Slot Revenue Declines

Casinos: SugarHouse to Expand as PA Slot Revenue Declines

In 2006, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awarded SugarHouse Casino one of two gaming licenses for Philadelphia. SugarHouse, along with the now-defunct Foxwoods casino proposal in South Philadelphia, was set to become the first casino in the city. Originally, the casino was supposed to open along the Delaware River in 2008, but it faced backlash […]

 

Casinos: UNITE HERE Philadelphia Stands Up for SugarHouse Employees

While the still-undecided final location of Philadelphia’s second gaming license dominates the local casino conversation, all is not quiet at the renovating SugarHouse. Philly’s first casino is attracting some recent notice because of renewed efforts to unionize its rank-and-file employees with the support of UNITE HERE Philadelphia. Over the winter, the Atlantic City-based union organization, […]