Northeast Times

Story Archive February 20 2013

Wynn’s Fishtown casino: the River Wards’ reaction

Last week, Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn presented his plans for a $900 million casino and hotel dubbed “Wynn Philadelphia” on the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown, on land north of the SugarHouse Casino.


The River Wards’ tax increases under the AVI

Property owners can expect to get their actual value assessments in the mail this week, and the city’s fiscal watchdog predicted there will plenty of winners and losers when it comes to paying property taxes next year.


Henon holds outreach meeting for Bridesburg’s controversial Coke lot

City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) held the first meeting of a working group to develop a plan for the former Philadelphia Coke Company factory site last Wednesday evening.


Fishtown man spearheads national anti-bullying movement

Fishtown man Syboll — who has no last name since he legally changed it in 1998 — is nothing if not full of personality.


A community group gun ban: what do the River Wards think?

A police district advisory council last week banned civilian members from carrying guns to its meetings. It could very well be the first time any kind of community group adopted a weapons ban.


River Ward events for the week of Feb. 20

PRWCAN meets tonightThe next meeting of the Port Richmond West Community Action Network is tonight at 7, at 2950 Memphis St. The meeting will feature the “New Leash on Life” program, “Hoss,” a canine graduate of the Philadelphia Prison System, the Animal Care and Control Team, and the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team. For information, call 267-650-6168. ••




Reunions (February 20, 2013)


Trips (February 20, 2013)