Group Looks To Dump Trump Casino Plan

Members of an underfunded Philadelphia neighborhood protest the gaming investment when basic services, such as a hospital, are lacking.
February 1, 2006, 5am PST | David Gest
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"Ralph Wynder, the city's deputy registrar of wills [is] spearheading the protests through the Multi-Community Alliance, an umbrella organization of more than 25 neighborhood groups who say Trump shouldn't build in their backyards. They maintain that even though the land Trump has targeted is zoned industrial, the surrounding blocks are clearly residential."

The group sought to "rally neighborhood opposition to Trump's plans to build a 90,000 square-foot slots parlor on an abandoned industrial site sandwiched between East Falls and Nicetown, near the busy intersection of Routes 1 and 76."

Said one protester, "He doesn't care about us. We don't have a hospital up here, but we're going to get a casino? C'mon now. That's just sad."

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Published on Thursday, January 26, 2006 in Philadelphia City Paper
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