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Inquirer Editorial: Leaving Las Vegas

Inquirer Editorial: Leaving Las Vegas Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is being touted as the latest savior for the foundering Foxwoods casino. But Wynn's vision for the Foxwoods site is…

Wynn now will make pitch to PGCB

Casino entrepreneur Steve Wynn announced this week that he's planning to become Foxwoods Casino's new partner - and source of much-needed revenue.You can hear more about his plans for the…

Inquirer: How Foxwoods got a leg up

Inquirer: How Foxwoods got a leg up Autumn was make-or-break time for the Foxwoods Casino in Philadelphia. Opposition in neighborhoods and City Hall had stalled the project. Lenders had grown…

Weekly Press: Talks on Riverfront Redevelopment Ring in the New Year

Weekly Press: Talks on Riverfront Redevelopment Ring in the New Year This month’s Society Hill Civic Association meeting attracted community associations from surrounding river wards, such as those in Pennsport…

    • Dickinson Square Park renovation underway

Dickinson Square Park renovation underway

Dickinson Square Park’s facelift started this fall, and promises to make the park a better public space for Pennsport. Read more

    • 19th Street Baptist Church

Emergency grant for 19th Street Baptist Church gives glimmer of hope for urgent repairs

The 19th Street Baptist Church designed by Frank Furness and George Hewitt, is in dire shape. But the church congregation is working with preservation experts to help buy the building time,…

    • SEPTA wins $20 million in competitive grants

SEPTA wins $20 million in competitive grants

SEPTA has snagged two competitive federal grants totaling $20 million.The cash-strapped transit agency won a $15-million Federal Transit Administration grant that will, with a local match, go toward purchasing about…

South Philly Food Co-op launches ‘Shop South Philly’ program

On December 1, 2011, the South Philly Food Co-op will launch their "Shop South Philly" program as a benefit to its member-owners and as an effort to increase patronage of local…

    • Ghost | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • Map courtesy of Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Bicycle Coalition aims at South Philadelphia improvements

Over the past few years, bicyclists have scored big gains with the creation of a network of dedicated bike lanes that criss-cross Center City.Now, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia…

    • U.S. Rep. Bob Brady and PFT President Jerry Jordan (left) called for passage of the American Jobs Act

Union leaders turn out to support Jobs Act

By Benjamin HeroldFor the Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks Representatives of the School District of Philadelphia, its five labor unions, and the Philadelphia Student Union (PSU) gathered with U.S. Rep. Bob Brady…

    • Updated: Fishing no longer allowed at Race Street Pier

Updated: Fishing no longer allowed at Race Street Pier

A new sign has been posted on Race Street Pier: No Fishing.The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation based the decision to ban fisherfolk partly on the behavior of a minority of…

Opponents line up against waterfront billboard

A zoning hearing to place three flatwall billboards on a vacant property along Columbus Boulevard was put off so the developer could continue negotiations with SCRUB, the blight advocacy group, and…

    • Whitman resident Bootsie Cullen says Lower South needs more manufacturing

A focus on jobs and transportation at public meeting on the future of Lower South Philadelphia

Public discussion began Tuesday night on a long-range comprehensive plan for the Lower South portion of Philadelphia – a section of the city dominated by industrial and entertainment uses including the…

    • One of the Charmin restrooms in New York City. Photo courtesy of Charmin

UPDATED: DRWC says a very basic amenity would help bring more people to the waterfront

The Central Delaware's new and improved parks and events have proven popular, but to bring more people to the river, say DRWC board members, a more basic amenity is also necessary:…

    • Central Delaware Master Plan priority sites

Full riverfront master plan soon to be released. Can the decades-long schedule be halved?

Two weeks from Monday, the full draft of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront will be published on the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation website. It will be ready for…

Kimmel Center restaurant, studio project may proceed, says city council

The Kimmel Center can make changes to its 200 South Broad Street building that center representatives say are needed to open a new restaurant and relocate the Innovation Studio.The restaurant,…

    • 1st public meeting for the Lower South District Plan

1st public meeting for the Lower South District Plan

First Public Meeting: American Swedish Historical Museum 1900 Pattison Avenue Tuesday, July 12th 6:00 PM Free parking, handicapped entrance off Pattison Avenue SEPTA route 17 bus and the Broad Street Subway…

    • City Council passes a raft of planning and zoning measures

City Council passes a raft of planning and zoning measures

Though most people's attention at Thursday's City Council meeting was focused on the contentious issues of the Deferred Retirement Option Plan and School District funding, Council moved on a raft of…

    • Priorities

Riverfront vision comes to life

The evolution of Philadelphia's Central Delaware Waterfront will spread outward from four areas containing pockets of land already in the city's control, those assembling the document that will guide the changes…

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