January 18, 2016 |
Living on East Front Street in Florence, Kristan Marter and Luke Uzupis have a commanding view of what they wryly refer to as "Tullytown Mountain. " "They planted it with grass, so it's green and not ugly," says Marter, 56. "It just doesn't smell too good. " The dramatically steep slopes on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River are the eastern face of the Tullytown Landfill in Bucks County, where about 350 trucks a day dump municipal waste. Citing public complaints from New Jersey and Pennsylvania about odors and other unpleasantries associated with the operation, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection last June ordered Tullytown to close on May 22, 2017.
January 16, 2016
A construction worker died Thursday night after falling into the Delaware River in South Philadelphia, police said. Police were called about 8:40 p.m. to Pier 78, where the man had been working and then disappeared, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The man's hard hat was seen floating in the river, and his car was still parked nearby. The police Marine Unit retrieved the man around 9:30 p.m. and he was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. How the man, whose age was not available, fell into the river was under investigation.
January 11, 2016 |
Next month, the first shipment of Marcellus Shale ethane will set sail from Marcus Hook to Norway, launching a new export trade for the Delaware River port that is being hailed as a boost to the gas industry, local maritime interests, and European manufacturing. Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. has committed $2.5 billion to the Mariner East pipeline network to transport ethane and other liquid fuels, such as propane and butane, across Pennsylvania from the Marcellus fields to that Marcus Hook terminal, erected on the site of a former oil refinery.
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.