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New statue of boxer Joe Frazier unveiled in South Philly

Philly’s best-known fictional boxer, Rocky, has statue at the art museum, and South Philly’s Joey Giardello has a statue on East Passyunk Avenue. So it’s about time that Philly’s boxing royalty, Joe Frazier, gets his own statue.

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Photo from CBS Philly.

On Saturday, a new 9-foot-tall statue of Frazier was unveiled outside of Xfinity Live!

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Donate to the many food drives around South Philly this holiday season

The holiday season is a special time to decorate the house, be thankful for and spend time with your loved ones and take the time to help someone in need.

Here's the haul from Second Street Irish Society's Annual Canned Food Drive in 2013

Here’s the haul from Second Street Irish Society’s Annual Canned Food Drive in 2013

While our schedules may be jam-packed with plans, work and other life happenings, something as simple as donating a single can of food can make a huge difference. We all know the South Philadelphia community loves to help out, so we’ve compiled a list of food drives and donation opportunities for you to provide for someone in need.

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What's Happening in:  Stadium District 

UPDATE: Do you want a casino at 10th and Packer? It could happen.

BREAKING: The Inquirer reports that that Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awarded the second casino license to the Live! Hotel and Casino proposal this afternoon at a public meeting held at the Convention Center. The site is located at 900 Packer Ave. near the Sports Complex and will be developed by Cordish Cos. (Xfinity Live!) and Greenwood Gaming (Parx Casino).

 

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced on Friday that ¬†they would be holding a public meeting on Nov. 18 to award Philly’s long-awaited second casino license.

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Rendering of the proposed Live! Hotel and Casino

The rumor mill is churning and sources tell The Inquirer that the front runner of the four proposals is the Live! Hotel & Casino concept at the Holiday Inn site at 900 Packer Ave. The proposal is a joint venture between Cordish Co., owners and operator of nearby Xfinity Live!, and Greenwood Gaming, owner of Parx Casino in Bensalem. Weigh in: Do you want a casino in at 10th and Packer Ave. in South Philadelphia?

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