As if last week hadn’t already been bad enough for Atlantic City, Trump Entertainment Resorts confirmed over the weekend that it plans to close Trump Plaza — ranked last in revenue among A.C.’s surviving casinos — on September 16th.
Touring the Brandywine
Rambling Around Central Bucks
Trekking to Amish Country
Back-Roading to the Shore
Drifting Up River Road
Regular Regional Rail train service to resume at the start of business on Sunday, June 15.
— SEPTA (@SEPTA) June 15, 2014
Following a request earlier today by Gov. Tom Corbett, President Obama signed an executive order this evening that forces striking SEPTA Regional Rail engineers and electrical workers back on the job for the next 240 days while an arbitration board attempts to craft a settlement. Rail service is set to resume for tomorrow’s regularly scheduled first runs.
Some important records reporting at the Inquirer: The total amount of liens on properties for L&I demolition and other work, the oldest of which dates from 1975, is nearly as much as the better-known amount due for unpaid taxes — but the records are such a mess that the majority is uncollectible:
Kal Rudman, the Cherry Hill radio legend whose Friday Morning Quarterback remains a bible for the industry, and his wife, Lucille, announced their second $1 million gift to Temple University’s TUTV yesterday:
Looks like no RIP for the PLCB this year. PennLive reports that House majority whip Stan Saylor, formerly a staunch supporter of the full privatization of Pennsylvania liquor sales, has expressed a new willingness to compromise with his Republican colleagues in the Senate and move forward with a plan to bring wine and beer sales only to grocery and convenience stores:
Isn’t it fascinating to watch them tunnel and burrow?
The lawyer for Monsignor William J. Lynn, the former Archdiocese of Philadelphia official currently free on bail after his landmark 2012 conviction on child endangerment charges was overturned last week, has blasted D.A. Seth Williams for criticizing the appeals court’s ruling.
After a heartening year with the fewest homicides since 1967, Philadelphia police announced the first victims of 2014 this morning.