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May 10, 2011
A look at the tortured history of Delaware River waterfront development: 1987: The city tries to lure Disney to the waterfront for a $300 million project. 1989: Developer Willard Rouse backs out on a $700 million retail/restaurant/housing development. Former Philadelphia City Councilman Leland Beloff later goes to jail for trying to extort him. 1997: Officials in New Jersey and Pennsylvania express interest in a tram over the river that would have cost close to $42 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 1996 | By Edward J. Sozanski, INQUIRER ART CRITIC
Stacy Levy makes art by exploiting natural phenomena such as rain and wind. Her two Philadelphia exhibitions, at University of the Arts and Larry Becker Gallery, explore the underappreciated role that water plays in everyday life. "Watercourse," an installation in the university's Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, is really more of a Franklin Institute-style science project, although it's executed with an artist's sensibility. Using several thousand water-filled plastic cups in three sizes (the kind used to dispense cheap wine at art openings)
NEWS
May 5, 2013
A woman was in critical condition Saturday after being pulled from the Delaware River and resuscitated by police. The Marine Unit received a call just after 9 a.m. about a person floating in the river behind the Sugar House Casino. Police on scene were able to pull the unconscious woman from the river and resuscitate her. Medics took her to Hahnemann University Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition Saturday morning. – Jonathan Lai
NEWS
February 12, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A body was found Saturday in the Delaware River behind the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. Camden fire crews responded about 4 p.m. after an aquarium employee discovered the body. The body was identified Monday as that of David Opoku, 27. Coast Guard officials said Opoku was wearing a blue jumpsuit. State police officials said he was often around the Camden area and in Trenton. The state police major-crimes unit is investigating. mboren@phillynews.com 856-779-3829 @borenmc
NEWS
May 21, 1991 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
Two Delaware County men remained missing yesterday after they fell from a 19-foot powerboat Sunday night while making a sharp turn during an outing on the Delaware River, police said. The boat was found in the river shortly before dawn yesterday, but no one was aboard, police said. Carl Gurer, 50, of Ridley Township, and Daniel Devaco, 48, of Essington, were lost about 9:30 p.m. Sunday near Philadelphia International Airport, according to police. A third person, Donna Weber, 32, of Collingdale, also fell from the boat, but she managed to swim to an unnamed island 50 to 100 yards from shore, where she collapsed, according to police.
NEWS
November 22, 1995 | By Douglas A. Campbell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As a calamity, the oil spill early yesterday morning on the Delaware River was no Exxon Valdez. About 160 gallons of crude oil mixed with diesel fuel "burped" out of a vent on the 900-foot tanker Sologne, which was moored at the Coastal Eagle Point refinery, according to Commander Michael D. Riley of the U.S. Coast Guard. There were no birds with oil-packed feathers, Riley said. There was no fouled coastline. But there was a sheen that spread about four miles downstream, to the Mantua Creek anchorage, Riley said.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2009 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In what could be another blow to the long-delayed deepening of the Delaware River, U.S. House and Senate budget negotiators have restricted an annual federal appropriation for the project, seen as a boon to the region's economy and ports. But Sen. Arlen Specter (D., Pa.) and Pennsylvania port officials said yesterday that the measure would not block the dredging from the current 40 feet to 45 feet once the Army Corps of Engineers decides to begin. The appropriations bill still must be approved by the full House and Senate.
NEWS
July 17, 2008
TRENTON - A stretch of the lower Delaware River is getting a special classification to protect it from pollution. The Delaware River Basin Commission yesterday approved the designation of the river as special protection waters. That designation limits direct discharges of wastewater into the river. The ruling affects the area of the river between the Delaware Water Gap and Trenton. The upper part of the river, north of the Delaware Water Gap, received the designation in 1992. The Delaware River Basin Commission's members include the governors of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York as well as a representative of the Army Corps of Engineers.
NEWS
April 14, 2012
A badly decomposed body was recovered from the Delaware River around midday Saturday, Philadelphia police said. The body was found floating by a pier near Delaware Avenue and Spring Garden Street, police said. Marine and rescue units were called to recover the body. Police could not provide the victim's name, sex or other details.
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NEWS
January 21, 2016
Ships carrying fruit, steel, and cars and other cargoes were up 5 percent last yearat private and public piers and terminals on the Delaware River, the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay, a trade group, said Tuesday. Port facilities on the river handled 2,242 ships, compared to 2,135 in 2014. "We are finally starting to turn the corner after the 2008-2009 economic down turn," said Dennis Rochford, president of the Maritime Exchange. "Last year, saw the highest vessel arrival count since 2008.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2016
In the Region Rittenhouse plan revised Southern Land Co. is negotiating with the Rittenhouse Plaza's condo owners to buy a three-story annex beside their building to accommodate more retail space at its adjacent 1911 Walnut residential tower proposal. The Nashville-based developer would use the space to extend two stories of retail planned for the Walnut Street side of the project, multifamily development director Dustin Downey said Tuesday. The space would likely be sectioned for use by two restaurant tenants, said Downey.
NEWS
January 18, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Living on East Front Street in Florence, Kristan Marter and Luke Uzupis have a commanding view of what they wryly refer to as "Tullytown Mountain. " "They planted it with grass, so it's green and not ugly," says Marter, 56. "It just doesn't smell too good. " The dramatically steep slopes on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River are the eastern face of the Tullytown Landfill in Bucks County, where about 350 trucks a day dump municipal waste. Citing public complaints from New Jersey and Pennsylvania about odors and other unpleasantries associated with the operation, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection last June ordered Tullytown to close on May 22, 2017.
NEWS
January 16, 2016
A construction worker died Thursday night after falling into the Delaware River in South Philadelphia, police said. Police were called about 8:40 p.m. to Pier 78, where the man had been working and then disappeared, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The man's hard hat was seen floating in the river, and his car was still parked nearby. The police Marine Unit retrieved the man around 9:30 p.m. and he was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. How the man, whose age was not available, fell into the river was under investigation.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
Next month, the first shipment of Marcellus Shale ethane will set sail from Marcus Hook to Norway, launching a new export trade for the Delaware River port that is being hailed as a boost to the gas industry, local maritime interests, and European manufacturing. Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. has committed $2.5 billion to the Mariner East pipeline network to transport ethane and other liquid fuels, such as propane and butane, across Pennsylvania from the Marcellus fields to that Marcus Hook terminal, erected on the site of a former oil refinery.
NEWS
December 30, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Beverly Haaf remembers when people didn't know how or where to find out what was happening in Beverly. "I said to people, 'We need our own newspaper,' " says Haaf, a longtime resident of the tidy little Delaware River town in Burlington County. "I said it three times . " No one stepped up. So Haaf, author of Thief of Hearts and several other romance novels, launched the Beverly Bee in 1999. "I like to tell stories," says Haaf, who also writes suspense and horror fiction.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2015 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
Everything you think you know about George Washington's leading his troops across the Delaware River on Christmas Day 1776? It's probably wrong, especially if you're basing your knowledge on a certain oil painting. Those who want a more accurate depiction of that event can journey Friday to Washington Crossing Historic Park in Bucks County, where more than 300 reenactors in appropriate colonial dress - including the good general himself - will re-create scenes from that night 239 years ago, crossing the river to New Jersey in replicas of the actual craft used by the Continental Army.
NEWS
December 17, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
An ambitious plan to develop 675 acres along the Delaware River in Bensalem Township, 20 years in the making, has taken several steps moving it closer to reality. The Bensalem Township Council passed eight ordinances Monday night, including one creating a Department of Economic Development, aimed at launching what township officials are calling the "River Renaissance in New Bensalem. " "After all these years and all the studies, we finally came up with a real plan," Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo said Tuesday.
NEWS
November 6, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
IT TAKES about an hour to walk the 2 1/2 miles from the Monegro family's house in Frankford to the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. It's out of the way, a trip few would make on foot. So when Daniel Monegro saw his second-oldest daughter, Pamela Flores, trekking up Oakland Street early on Oct. 27, he thought she was about to walk the five blocks separating their home from Frankford High School, where Pamela started her freshman year in September. "Hurry up, you'll be late," Monegro told his daughter.
NEWS
November 2, 2015 | BY DAN SPINELLI, Daily News Staff Writer spineld@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
AS DIVERS SEARCHED the Delaware River for signs of Frankford High freshman Pamela Flores yesterday, her friends and family continued to flood Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with information about her, in the hopes of bringing her home safely. Pamela, 14, vanished on Tuesday after leaving for school at 8:15 a.m. When she didn't return home in the afternoon, her parents went looking for her. Pamela's family searched the area around the school, on Oxford Avenue near Harrison Street, and filed a police report that night.
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