Monday, September 22, 2014
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Sugarhouse and Cash for Gold: Imperfect Together

Neighbors are furious over a planned cash-for-gold store on Delaware Ave., across from Sugarhouse Casino.

Sugarhouse and Cash for Gold: Imperfect Together

Great story from PlanPhilly.com about the sudden appearance of a storefront touting "Cash for Gold," on Delaware Ave., right aross from Sugarhouse Casino. For once, both pro- and anti-casino neighborhood forces are united in their reaction to something. Their mantra? Hell no, it's gotta go.

Read the story here. 

And when you're done, click on over to my colleague Stephanie Farr's fine piece in today's Daily News about safety in the Delaware Valley's three casinos.

Best quote:

"The only time casinos were totally safe from this kind of crime was back when the mob ran Vegas," Joseph said. "Then, you knew you didn't mess around in casinos."

Ronnie Polaneczky Daily News Columnist
About this blog

When my phone rings here at the Daily News, nine times out of ten the caller begins the conversation with, “Yeah, so what happened was…”.

Because this is Philly, the caller doesn’t say, “My name is Bob” – or Mary – “and I wonder if I could have a moment of your time?” Philadelphians are too direct for that. They just say, “Yeah, so what happened was…”, and then tumble into a tale they think oughta be shared with a wider audience. I love getting these calls (even the ones where it becomes clear, after 30 seconds, where the caller sowed the seeds of his own misery), because they give me chance to connect with fellow citizens in a way that no other job allows. Well, okay, no other job for which I’m remotely qualified.

That’s why my blog is titled “So What Happened Was…”. To me, it’s the quintessentially Philly way of saying, “Once upon a time.” When I hear it, I know a good story is coming. And I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

Ronnie Polaneczky has been an award-winning columnist for The Philadelphia Daily News since 1999, offering a front-steps perspective on every aspect of city life, from the sublime to the stupid. In her past life, she was the editor-in-chief of Atlantic City Magazine, associate editor at Philadelphia Magazine and a fulltime freelancer published in Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Reader's Digest, Men's Health, MarieClaire and others. She lives with her husband, daughter and various pets in the city's Fairmount section, where she dreams of one day singing The National Anthem at an Eagles game. In addition to her column and blog, you can enjoy Ronnie's musings in podcast form here.


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