SugarHouse receives foundation permit

A few days ago SugarHouse Casino picked up the foundation permit that the city had waiting for them for two months.

They still need several more permits before they can begin construction on the casino, but this is one more step towards that goal. Please take some time to write a letter to the editor of the Inquirer ( and the Daily News ( and let them know that a casino does not belong on our riverfront or in residential neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

When Mayor Nutter ran for office, he agreed:
“The potential negative impact of casinos in Philadelphia I think we've not fully come to grips with: traffic, congestion, gaming addiction, as well as crime. It was not the best idea. It's certainly not the way to try to develop our waterfront.”

Now, he has reversed his position, making it clear that he no longer objects to the casinos’ being placed on the river and in neighborhoods and hopes to get SugarHouse and Foxwoods up and running as soon as possible.

Upcoming events:

1. Casino-Free Philadelphia is holding several Town Hall meetings where you can learn the current status of the casino issue and what we can do about it. For dates and locations:

2. The PA Gaming Control Board is holding a public meeting in Harrisburg on April 8 to learn why the casinos proposed for Philadelphia haven't opened yet. They want to know what the barriers are to casinos opening in Philadelphia.

Asian American United and CFP are planning a trip to the hearing.
Come with us to say:

Wednesday, April 8

Two Stops:
· 11th and Vine Streets: Meet at 7:30 am. Leave at 7:40
· 30th Street, south of Market: Meet at 7:40 am. Leave at 8:00

($20 suggested donation, sliding scale)
$5 students and elderly

Email: Ellen at Asian Americans United
or call: 215-925-1538