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Poplar: Five Pieces of Philadelphia History

Poplar: Five Pieces of Philadelphia History

The original city plans laid out on a map by William Penn only included the area between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers between Vine and South streets. People, however, settled outside of those areas, including what is now known as the Poplar neighborhood. “Certain neighborhoods were settled by individuals from certain parts of Europe or were […]

 

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 […]

 

Casino Beat: Five People To Know

Casino Beat: Five People To Know

The state gaming commission is preparing to give out another casino license in Philadelphia, and residents in the city have mixed feelings about whether the city needs an additional casino. While a second casino could be good for the city in terms of revenue, some residents are concerned about  traffic, parking and the potential conflict between […]