March 4, 2015 |
IT'S NO SECRET that Philly is a foodie town, so I imagine plenty of our readers will be tuning in to Fox 29 tonight to catch Season 14 of "Hell's Kitchen," starring grueling gourmand Gordon Ramsay . Two Philly locals will compete among 18 others for a chance at a cash prize and to be given a top spot in one of Ramsay's kitchens. "When I met him, I was in awe," said Christine Hazel , 32, originally from Levittown but a transplant to Philly three years ago. Not long after relocating, Hazel took over as the chef adviser to Chickie's & Pete's locations in Philly and South Jersey.
November 20, 2014 |
THERE IS one safe bet for a new casino license holder in Philadelphia: Politicians, neighbors and people who applied for but didn't win the license may try to stop the project from going forward. That may be the immediate future for the investors behind Live! Hotel & Casino, which won the city's second gaming license yesterday in a vote by the state Gaming Control Board. That project is a partnership between Greenwood Racing Inc., which runs Parx Casino in Bensalem, and the Cordish Co., which owns a casino in Maryland and Xfinity Live!
January 22, 2015 |
FORMER Fox 29 traffic reporter Kacie McDonnell is no longer engaged to Kansas City Chiefs backup quarterback Aaron Murray . McDonnell moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City, Mo., where she landed a job as a traffic reporter at the local NBC affiliate, to be with Murray in August. The pair started dating in 2013. "I'm loving my career in Kansas City," McDonnell told me, confirming that Murray ended their engagement. "I'm really committed to being a part of this community for the time being.
February 27, 2015 |
Pennsylvania State Rep. John Payne, the new chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, is taking an activist approach to helping the casino industry stay competitive. One day after scheduling a series of hearings to explore ways to expand gambling and examine regulations, Payne (R., Dauphin) introduced a bill Wednesday to legalize Internet gaming. "We looked at the fact that Jersey has it, Delaware has it, Las Vegas has it," Payne said. "It would be a mistake for Pennsylvania to sit here and wait until Ohio has it, Maryland has it, New York has it, and we're the last ones coming to the game.
June 14, 2013
The Awesome Fest opens Friday and continues through mid-August at various venues. All information, times, dates, and prices: www.theawesomefest . com. Psychedelic Furs 8 p.m. Friday at the Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. Tickets: $20. Information: 215-922-6888, www.thetroc.com . The Awesome '80s Themed Prom and 'Pretty in Pink' screening. 8 p.m. Saturday at Parx Casino's 360 Lounge and Nightclub, 2999 Street Rd., Bensalem. Tickets: Free. Information: 1-888-588-7279, www.parxcasino.com/awesomefest .
March 17, 2014 |
Of the five would-be owners of a second Philadelphia casino, only two - Bart Blatstein and Joe Procacci - are new to Pennsylvania's casino industry. It's not clear whether it matters to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board that the other proposed ownership groups have members with significant stakes in or full ownership of Pennsylvania casinos. Ira Lubert, for example, who would own 25 percent of Market8, already owns 50 percent of the Valley Forge Casino with his son. Lubert, a leading investment manager in the region, also owns 2.8 percent of Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.
March 16, 2011
The date of a performance by Felix Cavaliere was incorrectly listed in Friday's Weekend section. The free concert, "Felix Cavaliere's Rascals," will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Parx Casino, 2999 Street Rd., Bensalem. Information: 1-888-588-7279; www.parxcasino.com The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357)
August 2, 2011
A state representative on Tuesday urged the executive director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to study the ongoing problem of parents leaving their children in the parking lot of the Parx Casino while they gambled inside. The Bensalem casino has had 10 incidents since February 2010 of adults leaving their children in the parking lot. The latest involved a 29-year-old Huntingdon Valley man who left his 6-year old daughter in his vehicle in baking temperatures last Saturday.