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NEWS
December 12, 1990 | By John Way Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
The body of a Bellmawr man missing since Nov. 3 was recovered Monday afternoon from the Delaware River in Gloucester City after a security guard spotted the victim in the river. Camden County Prosecutor Edward F. Borden Jr. said a security guard at the GAF factory, at Water and Charles Streets, saw the body of John McCarthy, 62, floating in the water near the plant about 1:40 p.m. and called police. Investigators said McCarthy was identified after his wallet was found in his pocket.
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Five years in the making, a new development plan for a six-mile stretch of the central Delaware River was unanimously approved Tuesday by the eight directors of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. Despite objections from a group representing private property owners, the commission adopted the plan for the waterfront from Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia to Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond. "This area has languished for too long," said commissioner Joseph Syrnick.
NEWS
August 8, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
THINK IT SOUNDS fishy that largemouth bass swim in the Delaware River? Well, forget it. They do, and they're getting baited, bagged and tossed back. For the first time, the Bassmaster Elite Series is being held in Philadelphia, and yesterday's late-afternoon launch at Penn's Landing was anything but floundering. For the next three days, pro anglers and bass fishermen will have spectators and fishing fanatics hooked as the Elite pros troll the river to compete for a prize at the end of a four-day excursion.
NEWS
July 9, 1989 | By Linda A. Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
After the nation's worst oil spill on March 24 fouled Prince William Sound, Alaska, Cynthia Poten began to worry even more about the safety of her great passion - the Delaware River. At first, Poten, river keeper of the 330-mile-long waterway, was reassured when she checked into the Delaware River and Bay Cooperative, an emergency system designed to enable riverside industries and the Coast Guard to contain swiftly any spill in the Delaware. That reassurance evaporated June 24 when the Uruguayan tanker Presidente Rivera ran aground off Claymont, Del., dumping 307,000 gallons of No. 6 heating oil into the river in an area blessed with bird and wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries.
NEWS
July 5, 1989 | By Linda A. Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
After the nation's worst oil spill on March 24 fouled Prince William Sound, Alaska, Cynthia Poten began to worry even more about the safety of her great passion - the Delaware River. At first, Poten, river keeper of the 330-mile-long waterway, was reassured when she checked into the Delaware River and Bay Cooperative, an emergency system designed to enable riverside industries and the Coast Guard to contain swiftly any spill in the Delaware. That reassurance evaporated June 24 when the Uruguayan tanker Presidente Rivera ran aground off Claymont, Del., dumping 307,000 gallons of No. 6 heating oil into the river in an area blessed with bird and wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the completion of dredging last month of a 14-mile stretch of the Delaware River, the deepening of the river's main navigation channel to attract bigger ships and commerce is now about 60 percent complete, Philadelphia port officials said Wednesday. Since the project began in March 2010 between Camden and the Atlantic Ocean, 42 miles of the Delaware has been dredged to 45 feet, from 40 feet. Roughly 35 miles of channel is at, or below, 45 feet naturally, leaving about 25 miles of the 102-mile river channel to go, said Lisa Magee, engineer and director of special projects at Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA)
NEWS
July 15, 2008 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The search for a 21-year-old North Philadelphia man, last seen on Sunday while swimming off the Frankford Arsenal pier in the Delaware River, continued yesterday as more than two dozen family and neighborhood residents gathered at the river's edge to keep vigil. Alesandro Valentin of the 2300 block of Reese Street was described as an artist and a former student at Edison High School. Impatient with the search, four family members climbed into a boat and conducted their own hunt alongside Coast Guard and police units.
NEWS
June 23, 2008 | By Henry J. Holcomb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia's maritime industry - business executives, labor leaders, and longshoremen waving thank-you signs - cheered today as Army and Pennsylvania officials signed a formal agreement to deepen the Delaware River. Gov. Rendell, calling it "the most important project in the history of the port," said dredging could begin in 10 months. He said the $379 million project would protect existing jobs and create tens of thousands more. Not so fast, said a spokeswoman for New Jersey Gov. Corzine.
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
BUSINESS
May 6, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
  A company bought a parcel beside Waterfront Square towers along the Delaware River and plans a residential development at site, the broker who handled the deal announced Monday. Michael Barmash of Colliers International said in a statement that Pier 35 1/2 - same name as the site - acquired the 2.13-acre tract from SA Group Properties on April 29. Barmash did not immediately return a phone message regarding pricing details and specifics about the buyer's plans. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
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