Bridesburg: Delaware Avenue Extension to Help Traffic, Increase Waterfront Access

Bridesburg: Delaware Avenue Extension to Help Traffic, Increase Waterfront Access

The Bridesburg community is in the midst of a major change. The Philadelphia Department of Streets has embarked on the first new major road creation in more than a decade – the extension of Delaware Avenue. “Delaware Avenue is going to be a very critical road because it’s going to act kind of like a […]

 

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, […]

 By Lauren Macaluso and Tyler Laurie

Fishtown: Anti-Casino Group Continues to Oppose SugarHouse

Fishtown: Anti-Casino Group Continues to Oppose SugarHouse

For six years, Casino-Free Philadelphia’s mission has been to stop casinos from coming to Philadelphia, bankrupt any that do and reclaim local neighborhoods. The activist group’s No Casino in the Heart of Our City Coalition formed when there were rumors that Foxwoods Casino would open up across the street from its office on Seventh and […]