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Casino applicants pitch projects to PGCB

The six applicants for Philadelphia's second casino license pitched their proposals to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board for most of Tuesday. The hearings started at 9 am, but as of 8:15…

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Blatstein promises Callowhill a well-off clientele at proposed casino complex

Developer Bart Blatstein—whose latest proposal, The Provence, involves a round-the-clock casino, 125-room hotel, restaurants, upscale retail outlets, and a rooftop village in the former home of the Inquirer and Daily News—…

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Considering SugarHouse at "Year Won"

Last weekend SugarHouse celebrated “Year Won.” But was its first year a winner? Let's review. The Inquirer reported Sunday that SugarHouse's first year was marked by growing pains. The piece…

Casino-Free Philadelphia hopes to talk to gaming officials at SugarHouse in regards to 60 Minutes segment

Casino-Free Philadelphia will visit SugarHouse casino Thursday to ask gaming control board representatives about issues on gambling addiction raised in a 60 Minutes report on casinos that aired Sunday.During the…

Philadelphians hand deliver demand for a hearing in Philadelphia on Foxwoods

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASENovember 17, 2010On November 18th Philadelphians will hand deliver their arguments demanding a fully open hearing in Philadelphia on Foxwoods’ license to each voting member of the…

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A SugarHouse test run - including protests - in preparation for Thursday's opening

Inside SugarHouse Casino Monday, thousands of invited guests played craps and slots, ate, drank and generally made merry as they helped the casino and inspectors from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board…

Casino-Free Philadelphia's alternate waterfront development mural

Casino-Free Philadelphia is creating a community mural depicting the waterfront as the activists would have it developed. Help the group create the mural at Frankford Avenue First Friday, August 6,…

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Casino-Free protesters found not guilty

Feb. 16, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThirteen of the Philadelphians arrested last September after locking arms in front of the SugarHouse Casino entrance were found not guilty on…

Lawmakers target Foxwoods

A group of state lawmakers from Philadelphia have asked the state gaming board to deny Foxwoods Casino’s request for more time to provide detailed plans of development.In August, the Pennsylvania…

PGCB and Foxwoods respond to open records request

The PBCG and Foxwoods have filed responses to the open records request by attorneys for two advocacy groups that are seeking documents Foxwoods Casino filed with the state.Paul Boni, who…

Anti-casino advocates file with state office of open records

Wednesday, attorneys for two advocacy groups that are seeking documents Foxwoods Casino filed with the state submitted more legal documents to the state's Office of Open Records.Paul Boni, who represents…

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The Foxwoods right-to-know fight

Nov. 24 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyAttorneys for two Philadelphia advocacy groups hope to convince the state's Office of Open Records to order the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to…

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SugarHouse and anti-casino protestors dig in

Oct. 8 By Matt GolasFor PlanPhillyThey stopped the pile drivers, whose sound reverberates all around Penn Treaty Park, in mid-afternoon so the politicians, investors and lawyers could officially break…

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SugarHouse protest brings arrests

Sept. 29 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly About  50 protesters organized by Casino-Free Philadelphia blocked the front gate of the SugarHouse Casino construction site early Tuesday morning. It was still…

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HSP petition for financing criticized

Photo courtesy of Brad Maule, check out his complete portfolio at July 29 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Earlier this month, HSP Gaming – the developers of SugarHouse Casino…

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Tough timeline for SugarHouse

June 24 Previous coverage By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyAt a special session of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission on Wednesday, an amended plan of development for the SugarHouse casino…

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A momentous PCPC session

June 24 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyAs the Philadelphia City Planning Commission conducted today’s 1 p.m. special session – to publicly re-examine and approve the SugarHouse Casino plan of…

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Council passes Foxwoods CED

June 11 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly City Council unanimously approved zoning legislation that would allow Foxwoods Casino to operate at the former Strawbridge & Clothier building.When the legislation…

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A Casino-Free inaction plan

June 8 By John DavidsonFor PlanPhilly Casino-Free Philadelphia's plan was simple: at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, protestors filtered into Harrah's Casino & Racetrack in Chester in groups of…

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