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 Travis Braue-Fischbach and Matt Carey

Fishtown: St. Laurentius School Excels After a Threat to Close

Fishtown: St. Laurentius School Excels After a Threat to Close

[vimeo 65189176] It’s hard to believe that St. Laurentius School, a private Catholic parish school located at 1612 E. Berks St., was threatened with closure a year ago. After a successful campaign to keep the school’s doors open, the institution has firmly established itself as an educational force to be reckoned with. “There’s nothing little, […]

 By Matt Carey and Travis Braue-Fischbach

Fishtown: Run Provides Support for Catholic School

Fishtown: Run Provides Support for Catholic School

[vimeo 65188953] When the Archdiocese of Philadelphia marked St. Laurentius School in Fishtown for closing, some of the reasons it cited included financial issues and enrollment shortages. Since that day, the St. Laurentius community has shown both of those concerns to be inaccurate. The St. LauRUNtius Fishtown 5K run was founded last year by a […]

 By Josh Mervine, Desirae Holland and Megan Park

Fishtown: Hundreds Run to Raise Money for St. Laurentius School

Fishtown: Hundreds Run to Raise Money for St. Laurentius School

Hundreds gathered in front of the St. Laurentius School to participate in the second annual St. LauRUNtius Fishtown 5K. While the race was designed as a day of fun, community, food, drinks, music and more its main purpose was to raise money to improve the technology and foreign language programs at St. Laurentius. Last year […]

 By Justin Boylan and Samantha Anderson

Kensington: St. Laurentius Hosts Local Charity Run

Kensington: St. Laurentius Hosts Local Charity Run

St. Laurentius School, located at 1612 E. Berks St., has spent most of the year raising money in order to keep the school from closing. Through the hard work of dedicated alumni and local residents, the school will stay open. The fundraising, however, has not stopped. This weekend, St. Laurentius Rectory hosted its first annual […]