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    • Rendering of the future expansion of SugarHouse Casino. Courtesy SugarHouse

SugarHouse begins $164 million expansion, will open interim poker room this fall

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board hasn't picked a winner for the city's second casino license.  SugarHouse would prefer the PGCB fold. SugarHouse Casino launched work on its $164 million expansion project…

    • Cramp's aerial view 1919

I-95 archaeology exhibit in Kensington Thursday

The objects on display, and experts present, will tell stories of the neighborhoods' industrial, Colonial, and Native American past. Objects that tell stories from more than 5,000 years of Northern Liberties,…

    • The inside of the Penn Treaty Museum box.

National Museum of the American Indian treaty exhibition featuring Penn Treaty Museum artifact opens in September

This box, part of the Penn Treaty Museum Collection, will be on display as part of the National Museum of the American Indian's treaty exhibition. A box carved from the wood…

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Court dismisses suit alleging state gaming board lacks authority to re-issue former Foxwoods license

A lawsuit claiming the state gaming board has no legal right to re-issue Philadelphia's second casino license was Monday dismissed by state Commonwealth Court. RPRS Gaming, L.P., a minority partner in…

    • Sign on corner of Frankford and Delaware

Cash-for-Gold, gone? For good, says Squilla's office

[STORY UPDATED May 16, 12:30pm] Not only is the gold-buying store across from SugarHouse closed, no such store can open there again. The city's department of Licenses & Inspections was expected…

    • New gold-buying store across from SugarHouse

Gold-buying store opens across from SugarHouse.

A store that buys gold has opened up across Delaware Avenue from SugarHouse casino, and once again, neighborhood groups and city leaders are fighting it. “We were promised these kinds of…

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Eyes on the Street

Fishtown Neighbors hope "feeding the fish" will curb litter

Would you throw out trash if it meant feeding the fish? What if that fish was topping off a trashcan? That’s the Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA) Beautification Committee's hope. They…

    • Zac Sivertsen, Sue Pringle, Megan Frink and Harum Ulmer pack dirt around one of the seven trees planted on Sept. 10.
Eyes on the Street

Spring tree tending tips

This winter business has gone on just about long enough. We’ve got our sights set on spring, and to get ready, we talked with Philly Tree People’s Dina Richman about…

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Casino applicants face questions on suitability this week

The five applicants for Philadelphia's remaining casino license each face hours of questions from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board members and staff during this week's suitability hearings. The hearings are set…

    • An EPA official at the trail opening ceremony commended the city for its greening efforts
Eyes on the Street

Grant funding for Penn Treaty Park playground and Pulaski Park pier

As part of $38 million in PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grants announced last week, two of the city's Delaware waterfront parks will be getting upgrades. The Department of…

    • Canal Street North site, at Frankford and Delaware avenues

Committee recommends bill shrinking North Delaware overlay

City Council’s Committee on Rules approved a bill Tuesday that would reduce the size of the North Delaware Avenue Neighborhood Commercial Area Overlay, which was adopted more than a decade ago…

    • The Canal Street side of The Ajax Metal Company building.

Squilla will now propose lifting the ban on waterfront nightclubs in a much smaller area

The ban on nightclubs and other assembly uses near the Delaware River would continue in all but a few blocks of Fishtown and Northern Liberties under the latest plan to amend…

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Wynn to withdraw Philadelphia casino application

Wynn Resorts says it will withdraw its application for a Philadelphia casino license, citing both the Philadelphia casino market performance over the past year and the increased competition expected with the…

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Bill that would lift nightclub ban to be amended

A bill that would lift a ban on nightclubs and other places of assembly near the Delaware River in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Kensington and Port Richmond will be amended so that…

    • William Penn Foundation money helped fund the Race Street Connector

William Penn seeds $5 million more for waterfront access

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has received a second $5 million gift from the William Penn Foundation, designated to pay for projects that increase public access to the Central Delaware Waterfront…

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La Colombe coming to Frankford Avenue

The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted on Wednesday to allow a “flagship” La Colombe cafe to open on 1335-49 Frankford Ave. in Fishtown, in the site of a former storage building…

    • DRWC trails plan

DRWC to announce new funding and parks, trail, connector projects on the Delaware River waterfront

WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 1pm WHERE: Race Street Pier, at the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and Race Street WHAT: An announcement of significant new funding for the next phase of…

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Bill would remove some zoning controls in Fishtown and Northern Liberties

First District Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill last week that would reduce the size of a special zoning overlay for North Delaware Avenue, which currently covers most of Northern Liberties…

    • Wynn Philadelphia

CDAG to Gaming Board: Changes would make Wynn a better waterfront fit

The Wynn Philadelphia casino proposal would be a better Central Delaware fit if river access was improved, the parking garage took up less space, its roof was open for river-viewing and…

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Dyottville Glassworks artifacts may be below Wynn Philadelphia site.

Wynn Philadelphia says artifacts from Dyottville Glass Works may lie beneath two small sections of its proposed 60-acre casino site. But the president of the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum, who led a…

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