Casino-Free Philadelphia Finds New Life With The Second Casino Proposal

Casino-Free Philadelphia Finds New Life With The Second Casino Proposal

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will convene this week to discuss the five proposals in play for Philadelphia’s second and final casino license. A final decision is unlikely to come out of this meeting, but Board chairman William H. Ryan Jr. would like to determine the recipient within two months of the initial hearings that […]

 

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 […]

 By Kaitlyn Rocks and Jennifer Babu

Pennsport: Neighbors React to Actual Value Initiative

Pennsport: Neighbors React to Actual Value Initiative

[vimeo 81139347] With the reassessment of property values due to the Actual Value Initiative, some lifelong residents are seeing their property taxes go up. Several assessments have tripled the property value, and some residents are worried they may have to leave their homes. The Actual Value Initiative (AVI) is a program which is supposed to […]

 By Kaitlyn Rocks and Jennifer Babu

Pennsport: AVI Assessments Take a Toll on Homeowners

Pennsport: AVI Assessments Take a Toll on Homeowners

[vimeo 81167389] With the Actual Value Initiative (AVI) raising property taxes throughout the city, many Philadelphia homeowners are wondering exactly why and how this is happening. The main goal of AVI was supposed to be a reassessment of all the properties in the city at their current market value. The Actual Value Initiative reflects the […]

 By Samantha Byles and Andrea Jordan

South Philadelphia: Headhouse District Celebrates 20 Years

South Philadelphia: Headhouse District Celebrates 20 Years

The second oldest specialized business improvement district in Philadelphia is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with plans for continued achievement. The South Street Headhouse District recently hosted its “State of the Street,” a look at the successes of South Street and the Headhouse District in 2012 plus presenting plans to continue that success in […]

 By Richard Kauffman

Port Richmond: New Wal-Mart Hires Locally, Donates to Community

Port Richmond: New Wal-Mart Hires Locally, Donates to Community

A new 92,000-square-foot Wal-Mart will officially open its doors today at the Aramingo Crossings Shopping Center at 2200 Wheatsheaf Lane, bringing an estimated 300 jobs to the area. To welcome the new employees a preview ceremony was held yesterday evening, complete with entertainment by the local Polish American String Band and presentations by local politicians. Councilman Mark […]