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May 10, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Delaware River pier where the KatManDu nightclub once operated is for sale. Pier 25, now the site of Cavanaugh's River Deck, has been listed by Colliers International, the brokerage said today in a statement. Bids on the 90,400-square-foot property at 417 N. Columbus Blvd., between Waterfront Square and Dave & Busters, are due on August 15, according to Colliers. The property would be well-suited for a residential complex with retail, the brokerage said. Colliers also said it was listing Downey's Restaurant, a nearly four-decade-old pub at Front and South streets.
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
NEWS
May 5, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was pulled from the edge of the Delaware River near Camden Sunday afternoon. Camden County Police received a 911 call around 2:53 p.m. after the body was discovered near 28th Street and Adams Avenue by a juvenile playing in the area, authorities said. The body, not yet identified, appears to be a Hispanic male in his 40s, police said. The cause and manner of death are not known. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor's Office Detective Mike Sutley at 856-614-8003 or the Camden County Police Department Detective Bureau at 856-757-7420.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Government planners fanned out along Spring Garden Street on Thursday to consider replacing its median with a bicycle pathway. Armed with clipboards and checklists, the federal, state, and local planners were taking the first step toward creating an $8 million, 2.2-mile-long "Spring Garden Greenway" that would connect to paths along the Schuylkill and the Delaware River. Thursday's assessment "will really help to lift this project and give it momentum," said Patrick Starr, executive vice president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, which is seeking a $900,000 grant from the state to advance the project.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
Residents of two Florence Township houses along the Delaware River were urged to leave, their homes declared unsafe to occupy Wednesday, after a landslide took away a large part of their backyards. The picturesque waterfront yards were steadily eroded over the last two years, apparently destabilized in part by an overflowing storm drain, according to Township Administrator Richard Brook. The backyards collapsed on Monday. Thomas Sahol, assistant administrator in the township, inspected the erosion Wednesday afternoon.
NEWS
April 6, 2015 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two dozen members of the Riverton Yacht Club filed through the tall metal gate early Saturday morning and lumbered groggily toward the clubhouse. They could hardly hear one another's hellos over the wind's ragged breath, whitecaps slapping rocks, and plastic tarps complaining loudly, trying to break loose from the bungee cords strapping them to boats in dry dock. On either side of the pier, where the small but mighty sailing club has made its home for 150 years, the last stubborn patches of sooty snow had finally receded, leaving a crusty coating of moss crosshatched with broken tree twigs on the banks of the Delaware River.
NEWS
March 31, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Hessians were out for blood that autumn day in 1777. They marched 10 miles from Haddonfield to Red Bank, hoping to surprise the American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River. Instead, they fell into a trap. Many of Britain's German allies passed over the abandoned earthen walls topped with pointed logs, and then cheered, thinking they'd breached the fort and were close to victory. On the other side, though, was another wall - and a deadly hail of artillery and musket fire that cut through their ranks like a scythe.
NEWS
March 22, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Delaware River and Bay Authority, which operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge and the Cape May-Lewes ferry, has named Vincent P. Meconi of Wilmington chief operations officer. Meconi is a former secretary of the Delaware Departments of Administrative Services and Health and Social Services. He had also been deputy chief administrative officer for New Castle County, and he served a term in the state legislature in the 1980s. Meconi will oversee operations of the bridge and ferry, as well as five regional airports in Delaware and South Jersey.
NEWS
March 12, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Coast Guard is investigating an oil spill on the Delaware River near Pennsville, Salem County, N.J., authorities said Tuesday. Authorities were notified after globs of oil began washing ashore at the Pennsville boat ramp near Riviera Drive and Eaton Road. Police reports said there was a strong odor of oil. Neither the source of the oil nor the amount possibly spilled have been determined, said John Hammond, an operations specialist first class with the Coast Guard in Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peco Energy Co. will inspect more than 39,000 utility poles throughout Bucks and Philadelphia Counties this year as part of the company's ongoing preventive maintenance program. Inspections include a visual examination of poles and the attached equipment, taking samples from the interior of poles and excavating around the base to check for decay. Any necessary repairs and replacements would then be performed. Peco maintains 390,000 poles across the region and each is inspected every 10 years.
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