With this, 2013’s final edition of Star, we present a wrap-up of some of the most engaging, controversial and talked-about news stories in Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Kensington, Port Richmond and Bridesburg. It’s been quite a year.
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.
At a state hearing on applicants for the city's second casino license, not all residents agree with the opinions the city presented about Wynn Philadelphia, which could be constructed in the River Wards.
Michael Strange, 25, was killed August 6, 2011, while on his third tour in Afghanistan. Strange, whose father, Charlie, works for SugarHouse casino, will be honored with a memorial statue on the casino’s grounds.