January 22, 2014
This story has been corrected from an earlier version. The earlier version incorrectly described how the new reservoir management system in New York works. The system will predict when water levels should be reduced, not emptied. BUCKS COUNTY New system in New York affects Delaware River About two weeks after the Bucks County commissioners called on New York City to lower water levels in three of its reservoirs to prevent downstream flooding in the Delaware River, the city's Department of Environmental Protection announced that it would introduce a high-tech reservoir management system.
January 11, 2014 |
The region is about to experience at least a mini-January thaw, but it might extract a price. Along ice-clogged portions of the Delaware River, flood warnings and watches were posted for Friday morning, and the National Weather Service said temperatures rocketing to 60 on Saturday might conspire with heavy rains to set off more-widespread flooding. On Thursday, the Coast Guard dispatched an ice-breaking harbor tug to the Delaware near Trenton to break up ice locked in place by the region's coldest outbreak in 20 years.
January 10, 2014 |
Update: The National Weather Service has extended the flash flood watch until 10 p.m. Thursday. --- After the most frigid temperatures in two decades, an ice jam developed on the Delaware River near Trenton, and the National Weather Service warned that it might precipitate flooding in the next two days. The weather service on Wednesday posted a flood warning for parts of Bucks and Mercer Counties after the ice jam formed about a mile south of the Route 1 bridge and the river approached the 20-foot flood stage.
November 17, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Mayor Nutter is not letting his passport collect any dust. Less than a week after returning from a 10-day trade mission to England and Israel, Nutter will be joining Vice President Biden, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, and mayors from Baltimore and Atlanta on a two-day trip to Houston and the Panama Canal. Nutter received Biden's invitation by phone Wednesday, the day after his return from Israel. The mayor said he didn't hesitate. "The city will be more than fine on Monday and Tuesday," Nutter said, adding that he would stay in constant contact with staff here.
October 26, 2013 |
After delays from a protracted legal fight among partners and a redesign forced by changing market conditions, SugarHouse Casino is ready to launch its $155 million expansion. In architectual drawings released to The Inquirer, Greg Carlin, chief executive of SugarHouse, said the expansion would take advantage of the casino's location on the Delaware River. "We really want to engage the river," Carlin said. "There will be a lot of window space. " The expansion will include a second-floor banquet hall with a wall of windows and a riverside balcony.
October 23, 2013 |
The Race Street Pier, alongside the Benjamin Franklin Bridge off North Columbus Boulevard, extends into the Delaware River like a woman's slender hand slipping into an elegant opera glove. By day, the pier's landscaped, dual levels of metal, reclaimed plastic, and wood hover beautifully over the waters of the Delaware. By night, lit by more than 200 LED solar light blocks embedded into its paving, the pier is positively haunting. With the new FringeArts building across the boulevard, there couldn't be a more dramatic setting for the wistfully cinematic soundscape that Philadelphia musician Michael Kiley has created for the pier, a popular spot for picnics, weddings, and live concerts since it opened in 2011.
October 16, 2013 |
RIVERTON Shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday, I. Michael Heine heard what sounded like two gunshots on his leafy street, named for the carriage houses in which workers of wealthy residents once lived. Heine, who practices construction law in Cherry Hill, thought about getting up from his computer and investigating. Then he thought better of it. "I'm not part of CSI Riverton," said Heine, a Camden County assistant prosecutor in 1969 and 1970. "The street's not visible from my house. " Later that day, residents of Carriage House Lane, a sliver of a street in this Burlington County suburb, awoke to reporters in their midst.
October 12, 2013 |
Xiang "Billy" He loved the Delaware River. He, 38, a married father with boys age 4 and 13, moved into a tight-knit Bucks County riverfront community two years ago, where he fed passions for fishing and boating, neighbors said. On Wednesday, He's empty kayak turned up in the Delaware River in New Jersey, police said. By Thursday morning, investigators concluded the worst and abandoned their search. "Mr. He is still missing and is now believed to have perished in the Delaware River," Bensalem police said in a statement.
October 4, 2013 |
TO GET TO what those in the know called Wal-Mart Beach - a picturesque outcropping along the Delaware River - it used to be you'd have to squeeze through a hole in a chain-link fence behind a mega-retailer before trudging down a narrow, overgrown path. "I think it was mostly a hangout for homeless people and drug addicts," said Steve "The Rock" Johnson, a bicycle mechanic who stumbled upon the South Philly locale this summer. While exploring he noticed that someone had left behind stone steps, seats and fire pits.
September 25, 2013 |
PENNSAUKEN The new $40 million train station in Pennsauken is slated to open next month to link the River Line and the Atlantic City line. The multilevel Pennsauken Transit Center, near Derousse Avenue west of River Road, will allow direct transfers between trains on the east-west Atlantic City Rail Line and the north-south River Line. Pennsauken Township Manager Ed Grochowski said Oct. 13 "is the date we're being told," although NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. said Monday that "we have not finalized rail schedules, and a start date has not yet been finalized.