NABR involved with Archaeology On the Riverfront

UPDATE: For more info on archaeology issues at the Sugarhouse site, read this.

The Delaware Riverfront is one of the most historic parts of Philadelphia. The river was the lifeblood of the city and native Americans developed settlements here. Early European Settlers also had a presence. And of course William Penn and others grew Philadelphia from the river westward. Archaeology is our window into the past.

Penn Praxis Presentation of Civic Vision for the Central Delaware Riverfront

Nov 14 2007 - 5:30pm
Nov 14 2007 - 8:00pm
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Join Penn Praxis and the Central Delaware Advisory Group as they present the final presentation of the visioning plan for the central Delaware riverfront. Many of you have been involved in his process over the last year and helped shape this plan. Come view the results and hear about next steps to implement these ideas.

Wednesday, November 14
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets, West Entrance,
6:00 p.m. Refreshments served at 5:30.

Register online: www.planphilly.com/registration
For more event information, click here: http://www.planphilly.com/node/2063

June 13th Testimony to City Council Rules Committee

Founding member of NABR, Shawn Rairigh, presented the following testimony to the Philadelphia City Council Rules Committee on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, opposing zoning legislation for Sugarhouse Casino and in support of legislation that would prohibit casinos from being built within 1500 feet of homes, schools, and places of worship:

Thank you, members of Council, for allowing me to testify:

City Council Rules Committee Hearing

Jun 13 2007 - 9:00am
Jun 13 2007 - 2:00pm
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Our friends at Casino-Free Philadelphia are calling on all supporters to gather at City Hall on June 13th to demand that City Council vote against zoning bills legalizing the construction of SugarHouse Casino within two hundred feet of a residential community.

At the same City Council Rules Committee hearing, we will ask them to send the 1,500-foot buffer zone -- supported by the majority of Philadelphians -- to Council for passage. In our Philly's Ballot Box election, 95% of the voters expressed their support for this buffer.

Letter: Planning Our Future

When I talk to my neighbors they talk about planning a future where our schools improve, where crime is addressed through creating more opportunities for living-wage employment and communities are built on hope not false promises. Talking to your neighbors is where public policy should start, not where it ends.

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