Social Issues: Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez Talks Income Inequality

Social Issues: Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez Talks Income Inequality

María Quiñones-Sánchez took office 10 years ago representing District 7 in Philadelphia City Council. Long considered a party outsider, it is not uncommon to find her battling politically with Latino leaders in her own neighborhood, as well as other council members. Her sprawling council district is comprised of a wide area, covering all or parts […]

 

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 […]

 By Matthew Wargo

Fishtown: Frankford Avenue Revitalization Continues

Fishtown: Frankford Avenue Revitalization Continues

For decades after its factories and manufacturers moved out, Fishtown struggled to find the businesses to bring its economy back. Today, thanks to about a dozen new projects, Fishtown’s revitalization is moving forward. The community’s leading organization, the New Kensington Community Development Corp.­­, created a master plan for the neighborhood, specifically along Frankford Avenue between Girard […]