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    • Liberty Bell slot machine

A Philly icon and the slot machine: Together again?

Long before Las Vegas was even a dusty airstrip, there was the Liberty Bell.Later came the Liberty Belle. Both are identified not with Pennsylvania, but with another swing state: Nevada.…

CED legislation will be read into the record Thursday

Legislation that would allow a casino to operate at The Gallery at Market East will be on Thursday's City Council Agenda, but no action can be taken until next week's meeting.…

    • Long view looking south on Delaware

Waiting for waterfront manager

Nov. 3 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThe first item on the agenda when the Action Plan for the Central Delaware was unveiled in June: “Appoint an open, accountable, effective waterfront…

    • Casino protest in city council

CED bills clear council committee

Nov. 1 Bill 080741 Bill 080742 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly City Council will spend this Thursday considering zoning legislation that would allow a casino to operate at The Gallery…

SugarHouse initiates new dig at site

Oct. 30By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly SugarHouse Casino will do more digging in search of remains of a mill, a social club, a shipyard and a British Revolutionary War…

Casino march and walk will precede council hearing Saturday

The Phillies' victory parade won't be the only procession in this city this weekend. Casino-Free Philadelphia members and supporters will march Saturday morning from the Friendship Gate in Chinatown to City…

Architectural Committee approves Campus Inn "in concept"

The Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Architectural Committee (PHCAC) recommended Campus Inn, the 10-story extended-stay hotel slated for the corner of 40th and Pine Streets, "in concept," Tuesday, October 28th. Campus Inn is…

    • Planner Paul Vernon outlines a proposal for a new West Philadelphia bike trail.

Details from Society Hill Foxwoods forum

Oct. 29By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly More details about Foxwoods Casino's proposal to move to The Gallery at Market East and the process through which City Council and officials…

Give feedback on new transit signage!

Following up on our Notebook entry last week, Center City District and SEPTA have unveiled a new series of public transit signs, designed to make SEPTA's numerous Center City lines…

VENUE CHANGE for Tuesday's Society Hill Civic Foxwoods Discussion

 The location for Society Hill Civic Association's Tuesday panel discussion on Foxwoods Casino's proposed Market Street location has changed.   The new location is Old Pine Church at 412 Pine Street. All other…

Challenge of creating an urban supermarket

Oct. 27Previous coverage: Final presentation Midterm presentation By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Community leaders in one Philadelphia fresh food desert say they have made significant progress toward building an…

Urban Sustainability Forum: the push for cleaner energy

Across the country, state and local governments are pushing for clean and more efficient energy use. Rising energy prices, a troubled economy and an increasing interest in sustainability and conservation issues…

Casino-Free challenges Nutter on Nov. 1 council hearing

Casino-Free Philadelphia Friday sent a letter to Mayor Michael Nutter asking that he either postpone a Nov. 1 public hearing on casino-related legislation or attend the hearing himself. The hearing, before…

    • Chris Mathews

MSNBC stars talk city issues and the election at Wharton

Oct. 25 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Two high-profile members of the national media fielded questions about the Presidential election and its startling dearth of discussion of urban affairs at…

    • Shape of New American City forum
    • Elstowe Manor

New feature: Preservation Row

Elstowe ManorOct. 24By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyThe banking and credit crisis has cast its shadow over one of the grand manors of the Philadelphia region, Elstowe, the Elkins…

Broken economy, say hello to our broken infrastructure: You might hit it off

Oct. 24 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly In 21st century America, will we finally link smart growth with investment and new attention to infrastructure? That was one of the questions…

    • Market Street district

Taking a closer look at what the CED means

PCPC impact study area in blue dashes; designated Foxwoods CED in pink Oct. 22 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly The city's top planners want to make something clear: There is…

    • Chinatown casino reaction

PCPC, once again, takes on casino issue

Oct. 21Previous coverage By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Over the objection of neighborhood activists, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday recommended that City Council approve two pieces of legislation…

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