After its upcoming expansion, the casino will give the Penn Treaty Special Services District $1 million per year, all of which will benefit River Wards organizations. Here's a breakdown on where all that money has gone so far.
The Port Richmond high school is just one of three schools that will close in the River Wards. Two Fishtown schools will stay open, but will be affected by grade changes and an influx of new students.
Charles Carroll High School freshman Larry Scruggs said that last Friday, it felt like a dark cloud had fallen on top of the school he’s only attended for less than a year — a short time, to be sure, but still enough to become part of a school environment he likened to “a family.”
“I think that while the decisions made by the SRC make sense financially…changing schools is a difficult transition, and worries about possible class overcrowding are valid,” said Kate Micklow, president of the Fishtown Neighbors Association.