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(Kiki Bolender of the Design Advocacy Group testifies before the Pa. Gaming Control Board.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Second Day Of Gaming Control Board Hearings On Philadelphia Casino License

Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger told the panel at some point the city will make a recommendation, but for now, they’re still evaluating each of the proposals.

04/12/2013

Voters in Pennsylvania believe the state has enough slot machines. (FILE: credit CBS 3)

Six Groups Make Pitch For Second Casino License In Philadelphia

The six applicants who are in a spirited competition for a second casino license to be issued in Philadelphia all made their presentations during an all-day hearing on Tuesday before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

02/12/2013

(The former State Office Building is now called Tower Place.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Former Office Building at Broad & Spring Garden Rededicated as Rental Apartments

A landmark Philadelphia building on North Broad Street has begun its new life.

01/08/2013

(The former headquarters of the Inquirer and Daily News.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

2012 Year in Review: Philadelphia’s Daily Newspapers Sold — Again

This year saw Philadelphia’s two daily newspapers change hands for the fourth time in five years, in a secretive deal that involved hedge funds, local political bosses, and the censoring of reporters’ stories.

12/28/2012

(The Pennsylvania Gambling Control Board.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Another Philadelphia Casino Applicant Emerges at 11th Hour

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says it has received six applications for Philadelphia’s second casino license — including one that wasn’t on the radar screen until now.

11/16/2012

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Pa. Casino Board Solicits Applications For 2nd Philadelphia Gambling Hall

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is reminding prospective developers that the deadline to apply for Philadelphia’s second casino license is just three weeks away.

10/24/2012

The fire-gutted structure next to the El. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Neighbors & Community Leaders Speak About Northern Liberties Warehouse Fire

“There was a tremendous explosion,” said Ed White, who lives near the warehouse. “And a huge flame just came out of the building early this morning.”

07/10/2012

Developer Announces Plan To Transform Philadelphia Inquirer Building Into A Casino

Developer Bart Blatstein has announced an audacious plan for the white tower on North Broad Street that currently houses the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

04/12/2012

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Secret Bidding Under Way For Sale of Philadelphia’s Daily Newspapers

The sale is being conducted with the kind of secrecy normally reserved for a national security event.

03/06/2012

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Philadelphia Newspaper Owners Apologize For Censoring Blatstein Article

A spokesman for Philadelphia Media Network, which owns the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, has apologized for the removal of a reporter’s story earlier this week from the philly.com web site.

02/09/2012

(The former headquarters of the Inquirer and Daily News.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Intrigue At Philadelphia Inquirer And Daily News Over Sale Of Newspapers

Management concerns about the sale of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News have spilled into the papers’ coverage. In the past few days, stories about a potential buyer have been spiked and taken down from the website.

02/08/2012

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Possible 2nd Bidder For Philadelphia Newspapers, And Some Intrigue, Surfaces

A group of Philadelphia area businessman may become the second local bidder for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

02/07/2012

(File photo of the Inquirer building. The future former home of The Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com.  Credit: William Thomas Cain / Getty Images)

Inquirer And Daily News To Move From Iconic Building To Another

Philadelphia Media Network is moving from 400 North Broad to the former Strawbridge’s building.

11/15/2011

(File photo.  Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Northern Liberties Supermarket To Open August 26th, With A Branding Change

For some longtime residents of Northern Liberties, the opening of the SuperFresh is welcome — but with reservations about the pricing.

08/05/2011

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Northern Liberties Residents Await Completed Grocery Store At 2nd And Girard

“We need something that’s walkable instead of us having to drive everywhere and then come home and there not be any parking,” one resident said.

04/15/2011

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