October 6, 2008
THE casino now planned for the Gallery will poison Chinese minds and rob their souls. As a Chinatown resident, I know that, while most people are debating the economic and environmental issues of Foxwoods moving to Center City, I would like to point out some less visible matters that may affect the people living and working nearby in Chinatown. Imagine 50 buses and 20,000 gamblers coming off I-95's Callowhill exit going through Chinatown on 10th Street every day. Imagine drunken gamblers who lost money staggering out of the casino at 2 in the morning looking for a public toilet.
June 12, 1986 |
The Casino Control Commission voted 4-1 yesterday to renew the license for Trump's Castle Hotel & Casino after determining that owner Donald J. Trump had made only "minimally adequate effort" toward fulfilling road-improvement obligations in the Atlantic City marina area. The commission renewed the license on the condition that Trump must approach the state immediately to negotiate modifications in a 1984 road plan that the developer is challenging in court. Trump's refusal to pay for the roadwork, which he says is unnecessary, had been the only obstacle standing in the way of relicensing.
December 13, 2007
ITHANK Daily News writer Chris Brennan for his Nov. 6 remarks on "Radio Times. " He succinctly stated that most people don't oppose casinos - they just don't want them across the street from their homes. We want responsible waterfront development. We want jobs. But the lack of a democratic, open and rational process of site selection for the Philadelphia casinos has resulted in the current circumstances. We are all suffering the consequences of applicants who will say anything just to get in the ground, including grossly misrepresenting the merits of their projects, or even their feasibility at their current locations.
June 16, 2009
SOME GROUP that claims to speak for everyone from Chinatown is protesting casinos because they fear addiction to gambling. Are they saying people in Chinatown must be protected from themselves because they aren't strong enough to take responsibility for their own actions? If this is so, shouldn't they be protesting the stores that sell blunts and 40s of malt beverages in Chinatown? And don't forget all the shops that sell unhealthy Chinese food with all that pork and sauces and MSG. If you want to protest, be inclusive of all unhealthy activities.
May 18, 2007 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Last year's tan had long faded away, and the waves were brisk with a pre-season chill. But finally, after the cool intervening months since last summer, the Pier Shops at Caesars is heating up. On its third-floor restaurant concourse, you can sit back in a wooden chaise-longue, grab a cocktail, and actually put your toes in the sand of the faux-beach that lines the windowed hall. Watching the waves crack below the Pier onto the beach from the comfort of this seaside mall was about the closest I've gotten to imagining a year-round summer.
March 1, 1992 |
What can you tell us about a new casino resort on an Indian reservation in Connecticut? S.G., Bensalem The casino is the Foxwoods High Stakes Bingo & Casino in Ledyard, Conn., operated by the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. It opened last month and became the East Coast's first casino outside Atlantic City. Besides bingo, it offers craps, poker, blackjack and roulette. Slot-machine betting is not allowed because it is illegal in Connecticut. However, the casino does have some video slot machines that don't take or give money, anticipating the day when the economically depressed state authorizes slot betting.
February 11, 2013 |
Developer Ken Goldenberg is hard to pin down. Like an object in perpetual motion, he pivots from one real estate project to another on any given day. He has eight significant developments going on throughout the region, including high-rise student housing next to Temple University, luxury carriage homes behind Haverford College, and a mixed-use project in the Graduate Hospital area. But one project clearly has the head of the Blue Bell-based Goldenberg Group excited.
December 10, 2004 |
Once upon a time, it was to be a glittering cinema and entertainment center, perched atop a 12-story parking garage overlooking the Vine Street Expressway. At other times, the site was to be a hotel. Or a health-care complex. Or a pharmaceutical company headquarters. Or the entertainment and parking annex of a Phillies ballpark. Or a place called "News Town" that would house the city's two major newspapers. All of these ideas grew into serious proposals that seemed workable for a time.
October 8, 2008 |
COMMUNITY GROUPS and city officials will meet tomorrow night to discuss the prospect of a casino coming to Market East. While some members of the community will argue "not in my backyard," and public officials will listen to community concerns and propose solutions, all will try to grapple with the uncertainty that comes with large-scale development. This is a familiar scenario, especially to those who worked to develop the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware, where the siting of two casinos threatened to derail the 13-month process completed in November that engaged more than 4,000 Philadelphians.
August 6, 1991 |
Ross Webber, a professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will teach a three-hour class tomorrow on how to be a courageous manager. Thursday and Friday, Florence Berger and Dennis Ferguson, associate professors at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, will conduct classes on creative management. However, the three days of instruction are not being held on Penn's campus in Philadelphia or high above Cayuga's waters in Upstate New York.