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January 16, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
THE SAGA OF Kramer vs. Kramer and the couple's red Corvette continued in court yesterday. After a preliminary hearing, John Kramer, 50, was held for trial on all charges in connection with the day he allegedly drove the sports car into the murky Delaware River, dumping it there. At the start of the hearing, Stephanie Kramer, also 50, sat in the witness chair and pointed to the man she called her "estranged husband. " She appeared calm, and he, dressed in a green collared shirt and jeans, sat at the defense table looking at her. She said she had obtained a temporary protection-from-abuse order against her husband in June, and a final one Oct. 27. Under questioning by Assistant District Attorney Maryellen Fields, the wife said between that period, her husband had violated the order several times.
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December 24, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The long retreat of the DuPont Co. from the city it long personified took a giant leap Monday when the chemical-maker announced it would move about 1,000 employees, including its chief executive officer, from the center of troubled Wilmington to a suburban office park. DuPont said Monday it will consolidate its headquarters. Between 800 and 1,000 supervisors and staff will leave the high-rise complex that has loomed over the city's focal Rodney Square Park since Pierre S. du Pont created the modern company in the early 1900s.
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December 15, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Grinch - or Grinches - evidently sabotaged the annual Delaware River "Santa Run," in which gifts are distributed to visiting seamen, some from thousands of miles away. After discovering that the tugboat   Jupiter   had an inoperative propeller, the Seamen's Church Institute and the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild canceled the event Saturday. The Seamen's staff had planned to deliver ditty bags to seafarers from many nations aboard ships docked on the Delaware River.
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December 15, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
EXCEPT FOR wedding planners going gaga over its Gilded Age grace and birders beholding its bald eagle, the city's only public Delaware River waterfront estate is a hidden treasure on the residential streets of Torresdale in Northeast Philadelphia. Glen Foerd - 18 acres of woodlands, wetlands, a waterfront trail and English gardens at the confluence of Poquessing Creek and the Delaware River - is open free to the public daily from dawn to dusk on Grant Avenue near Milnor Street. Who knew?
NEWS
December 13, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
After seeing plans for a new riverfront promenade in Burlington City, several people at a special meeting Thursday night pressed the landscape architect for an answer to one question. "Can you give us a date when this will be done?" Jeri Waters asked. "You've been working on it for a while. " Waters and others said the plans looked exciting, but they wondered if it would be years, maybe decades, before the grassy 14-acre space along the Delaware River is beautified. Richard Newton, a partner with the Philadelphia-based Olin Studios, told the 100 people at the meeting in City Hall that the availability of funding would set the timetable.
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December 9, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
After nearly a year of study, a prominent architectural-landscape company in Philadelphia will present its vision Thursday for improving the tired riverfront promenade in Burlington City. The grassy 14 acres along the Delaware River would be transformed into a more inviting space, with new park benches beneath a grove of shade trees; winding paths; changing art installations; designated areas for concerts, kite-flying events, and children's sports; and more, said Richard Newton, an Olin Studios partner who is working on the project.
NEWS
November 13, 2014 | By Jason Laughlin and Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writers
Voter turnout in Philadelphia's once solidly red neighboring counties bucked a national trend, and that was a major reason Democrat Tom Wolf won the governor's race convincingly, according to analysts and a review of voter data. Though across the country, turnout hit its lowest level in more than 70 years - with only 36 percent of eligible voters bothering to show up - closer to half of the voters turned out in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. Wolf won comfortably in part because he ran so well in those four counties.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Northeast Philadelphia man in the middle of a divorce sent his estranged wife's Corvette into the Delaware River on Monday afternoon, police said. About 4 p.m., 15th District police officers were called to the 5000 block of Magee Avenue, where a witness reported seeing a man drive a red Chevrolet Corvette to the bank of the Delaware, where he got out of the car and let it roll into the river. Then, police said, the man ran off. The department's marine unit sent divers into the water, where visibility was almost nonexistent, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
An arrest warrant on charges of reckless endangerment has been issued for a Northeast Philadelphia man accused of sending his estranged wife's Corvette into the Delaware River on Monday night, police said. John Kramer, 50, of Mayfair, also faces charges of harassment and violating a protection of abuse order in the incident, which sent police divers into murky water to search for the car, police said. Kramer and his wife are going through a divorce, police said, and his wife told police Monday night she believed her husband, who had keys to the car, had taken the Corvette.
NEWS
November 11, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
HONEY, YOU got to slow down. A man in the throes of a bitter divorce didn't heed Prince's famous advice and let his 1990 "Little Red Corvette" roll into the Delaware River yesterday, police said. Just before 4 p.m., police received reports of a man driving a red Corvette into the river from a fishing pier on State Road near Magee Avenue in Tacony, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Witnesses told officers that they saw the driver get out of the idling car, which he kept in drive and allowed to plunge into the river, Small said.
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