December 30, 2015 |
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.
December 26, 2015 |
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.
December 17, 2015 |
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.
November 6, 2015 |
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.
November 2, 2015 |
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.
October 2, 2015 |
Tracking the region's first serious hurricane scare in three years, meteorologist and emergency management officials are warning that "dangerous" conditions were building and major flooding could arrive by the end of the week. That would be before the potential main event - Hurricane Joaquin or its variant - gets anywhere near here. More flooding is possible early next week. "A dangerous weather pattern is developing for our region," the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly warned in its midday Wednesday briefing.
September 15, 2015 |
Stretching along either side of Marcus Hook's busy 10th Street, nearly 800 acres of industrial machinery tower above the placid waters of the Delaware River. Inside the complex, hundreds of construction workers bustle every day, their hammering and drilling echoing throughout the otherwise-quiet town. The sprawling facility in the tiny Delaware County borough of 2,400 wasn't always this way: Just three years ago, the complex - once the site of Sunoco Inc.'s oil refinery - sat largely vacant, its smokestacks extinguished, and most of its more than 500 workers long laid off. For as long as residents can remember, the refinery grounds that long belonged to Sunoco were not just a presence in the borough.
September 14, 2015 |
Fixed income? I had no idea what those words really meant until we retired and were there. Like many baby boomers, we've taken our share of financial hits. We've also made a few "great decisions at the time" that have come back to bite us in our fixed incomes. Neither of us got the 30-year handshake, which would have given us the financial freedom to play in Europe like many of our friends. We play anyway. The other day, we went on a European road trip . . . in Bucks County and New Jersey.
August 13, 2015 |
Those planning to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia next month will also have the opportunity to join the Navy for a night, should they book a bunk on the Battleship New Jersey in Camden. The Delaware River waterfront attraction is offering $75-per-person overnight stays on the World War II battleship, with 400 bunks available. The fee includes breakfast and dinner. The ship hosts special encampments throughout the year, including New Year's Eve, normally a sellout. About 17,000 visitors stay overnight on the ship each year, said Jack Willard, a spokesman for the battleship.
July 28, 2015
State and local police were searching late Sunday night for six unidentified tubers who set out on the Delaware River for a float downstream and then disappeared near Point Pleasant in Bucks County, New Jersey State Police reported. The police said seven tubers began their ride at some point Sunday afternoon. One tuber, an unidentified woman, came ashore in the evening, but her companions did not. At 8:45 p.m., police received a report that the six were missing. State and local police from Stockton, Lambertville, and Hunterdon County were all involved in the search.