- The Inquirer reports that the process will soon begin by which the public can voice its opinions on the six proposed casinos, all shooting for the city’s second and last state license.” In 2006, when the state awarded two licenses in the city for the SugarHouse and Foxwoods casinos, the selections triggered fierce debate and protests over the advent of gaming. Anticasino demonstrators blocked construction crews at SugarHouse, and angry Chinatown residents heckled representatives of Foxwoods, which eventually lost its license.”
- In May, the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance will complete its latest treatment center for the victims of child abuse “will put investigation and treatment under one roof with the best possible facilities.” Associate director Jackie Block Goldstein sees the Juniata Park building as “a step towards best practiced and really creating a national model that other cities can learn from.”
- Eyes on the Street says that to reap Commerce Department benefits, and to expand their networking base, about 75 businesses in Brewerytown, Spring Garden, and Francisville will join the Fairmount Area Business Association to form the Greater Art Museum Business Alliance (GAMBA).
- The Passyunk Post broke the news last week that the operators of North Liberties’ NorthBowl Bowling lane will open a “SoulBowl,” at 19 East Oregon Avenue this coming fall. “Here’s a little more about the plans from the zoning application: ‘Renovations and addition to an existing warehouse building. Steel Framed construction on helical piles and concrete grade beams. Erections of mezzanine at 2nd floor level.”
About the author
Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.
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