Bart Blatstein Wants a Slice of France for Philly’s Casino on North Broad Street

Plus: The Pasquale family questions law enforcement’s response, your plasma TV sucks now, women give Romney an edge in the new AP poll, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Blatstein Wants a Piece of France on North Broad. Bart Blatstein unveiled his idea for a $700 million casino, resort, and entertainment complex at the former home of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News on North Broad Street. The developer wants to name it “The Provence” and have the casino managed by Hard Rock International. He has until November 15th to submit an official proposal for Philly’s second casino license. [Inquirer]

Police Inspector Gets Promoted Despite Controversy. An ex cop says that she was sexually assaulted by Inspector Carl W. Holmes Jr. back in 2006. Holmes has numerous other complaints under his belt and may have used a gun to shoo away a Comcast surveyor, but is still getting a promotion in the Philadelphia Police Department. [Daily News]

Pasquale Family Finds Fault With Search Efforts. Autumn Pasquale’s great uncle publicly voiced his displeasure with the response from law enforcement officials in Clayton. He went as far as to ask the Attorney General to investigate the response. [Inquirer]

Your Plasma TV Sucks. That’s because LG Electronics has released an 84-inch Ultra HD TV that produces a picture with four times the resolution as your crappy HD TV. It only costs $19,999, so just run out and buy two for every room this weekend. [USA Today]

Women Give Romney Lead in AP Poll. The GOP candidate narrowed the gap and opened a 47-45 lead in a recent AP poll because he was able to erase Obama’s 16-point lead among likely female voters. [Politico]

Pinnacle Close to Selling Lot in A.C. Pinnacle Entertainment bought a lot on the Atlantic City Boardwalk and demolished the Sands Casino back in ’07 to make way for a $2 billion casino that still doesn’t exist. Now, the company is reportedly close to unloading the lot. [Newsworks]

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