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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.
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NEWS
July 29, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
New Jersey State Police identified a man who was found dead Wednesday in the Delaware River off Bordentown, in Burlington County, as that of a 29-year-old Somerset County man who had gone swimming in nearby waters on Sunday. The man was identified as Henry Alberto of the 600 block of Somerset Street in Somerset, said Capt. Stephen Jones of the New Jersey State Police. Jones said Alberto's first name was initially listed as Juan. On Sunday, Alberto, who was on a boat, had gone into the Delaware River near Bordentown and tried to swim to land, but disappeared in the water, police said.
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
A 48-year-old Trenton woman was in critical condition Monday after she was pulled from the Delaware River Sunday, police in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, said. Police said she was swimming when a woman on the boat ramp at 1300 River Rd. saw her "in distress, waving her arms, and going under the water. " She jumped into her boat and motored out to the swimmer, and after several tries she was able to pull her into the boat. CPR was performed, and Makefield police and the Yardley Makefield Rescue squad responded.
NEWS
July 26, 2016
Authorities were searching the Delaware River near Bordentown Sunday for the body of a man who apparently jumped out of a boat to swim in the morning and did not come back up. Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police said authorities received a call around 7 a.m. about a man overboard near the Bordentown Yacht Club. Williams said he did not have information about the man - such as his name or age - or whether he had any affiliation with the club. Williams also said he did not know what type of boat the man was on or who was with him, though he did not believe the man was alone when he jumped in the river to swim.
REAL_ESTATE
July 25, 2016 | By Diane M. Fiske, For The Inquirer
On a bright July day, the vista evokes gasps from visitors to this property in Lumberville, Bucks County. To the southeast is the Delaware River, which on this particular morning is blue and clear. From the driveway, on 10-foot-high stilts surrounded by trees, you see a dwelling that looks like a giraffe standing tall on thin legs. Modest in appearance, the structure is made of stucco and cedar, and seems to blend in with its woody surroundings. It belongs to Monika Hemmers and Stephen Heimann of Chestnut Hill, who built the house to replace a cottage they bought in 2009 that was flooded by successive storms that saw the Delaware overran its banks.
NEWS
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A woman was in critical condition after being pulled out of the Delaware River by the police Marine Unit near Penn's Landing Saturday morning, police said. The woman was rescued at about 10:30 a.m. near the Blue Cross RiverRink, by the 100 block of South Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Old City. Police said CPR was performed. Medics rushed the woman to Hahnemann University Hospital. No information was available on why the woman was in the water. - Julie Shaw
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police pulled the body of an unidentified male from the Delaware River Friday morning. The person's body was recovered about 10:43 a.m. by a marine unit near 1001 Delaware Ave. just north of SugarHouse Casino, according to police. Further details weren't available. mschaefer@phillynews.com 215-854-4908 @MariSchaefer
NEWS
July 9, 2016
A 16-year-old boy drowned after he jumped in the Delaware River near Fishtown late Thursday afternoon, police said, authorities said. Around 5 p.m., the boy jumped into the river near Penn Treaty Park and did not resurface, police said. Police and fire department boat crews were deployed to search for him, and his body was recovered about an hour later by the police marine unit. Rescuers attempted to resuscitate the teen, who had no vital signs. He was transported by medics to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:39 p.m. - Robert Moran
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
A southwest wind visits Gloucester City most summer days, coming in long fetches up the Delaware River or straight across from Philadelphia. It can loft kites, flutter flags, and lay some welcome cool onto the city's waterfront Proprietors' Park. But sometimes it sends an "uh-oh" through the south side of town. That's when the breeze picks up petroleum odors from the Blueknight Energy Partners asphalt plant on Water Street, home to eight million barrels of asphalt. "Oh, it's horrible," said Denise Becker, whose family moved into a house across the street one year ago. "Sometimes we have to close the windows just so we can breathe.
NEWS
June 23, 2016
Authorities are seeking new clues in the suspicious death of Stephanie Rosado, whose remains were found along the Delaware River after she disappeared in 2009. Rosado, who went by the nickname Star, lived in the 1000 block of South Merrimac Road in Camden, and was last seen April 12, 2009. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office did not disclose when or where along the Delaware Rosado's remains were discovered. Anyone with information on Rosado's case is urged to call Camden County Prosecutor's Office Det. Sgt. Paul Audino at 856-225-8449, or Camden County Police Sgt. Janelle Simpson 856-757-7042.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
To sell more gear, Cabela's simulates the Great Outdoors. Live game fish school in glass-walled aquariums, and stuffed megafauna herd overhead at the retailer's hangar-sized stores on the edge of whitetail-deer country in Hamburg, Pa., or at the heart of tax-free-shopping territory in Newark, Del. So what brings Cabela's to Chester, the shrunken industrial city at the foot of the Commodore Barry Bridge? "Your waterway there, the Delaware River, is super-good for the sport of catfishing," says Darrell Van Vactor , operations manager at Kentucky-based King Kat USA . "It's a great location, central for a lot of people," on a stretch of the Delaware that otherwise has limited public access, Eric Williams , a Cabela's marketing manager, told me. King Kat runs catfish tournaments sponsored and staffed by Cabela's.
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