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June 2, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia dropped a beach - and the beat - on Festival Pier on Saturday for the seventh annual Roots Picnic. The pier, blanketed in sand, with a boardwalk running between two riverfront stages and the smell of marijuana and suntan lotion in the air, drew more than 6,000 for the sold-out show. The concert, along with a Friday show, kicked off the summer music season at the river. While many enjoyed the beach feel (complete with Calypso band and man-made sand dunes along the Delaware)
NEWS
May 30, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
DELAWARE COUNTY residents of a certain age will remember Shooster's Drive-In Restaurant in Chester. It was a popular hangout for teens, but it catered to everyone with an appetite for burgers, shakes and chicken in the basket. You might have run into Bill Haley and his Comets there, the singers who were among the groups that started rock 'n' roll back in the '50s, and who had an office and studio in Chester. The ditty, "We're boosters for Shooster's," rang out from local radio ads for many years.
NEWS
May 22, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT & WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writers zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
DELAWARE WAS abuzz last night after a tractor-trailer carrying live bees overturned in Newark, unleashing millions of the flying, stinging insects. The truck was on the ramp from northbound Delaware Route 896 to Interstate 95 North shortly after 6 p.m. when the accident happened, police said. The trailer toppled, dropping about 460 hives containing between 16 million and 20 million bees, State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack said. "We can't even get close to the truck now," Shavack said about 90 minutes after the crash.
NEWS
May 21, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edgar Friedrichs quietly left the Interboro School District 41 years ago, and his principal wrote him a recommendation that was cryptic at best. The fifth-grade teacher at Prospect Park Elementary had "fulfilled his teaching responsibilities" and had "a good rapport" with peers and parents, Robert Castle wrote. The letter concluded: "I would be happy to discuss any further observations with a prospective employer. " But none called. Friedrichs had been allowed to quietly resign from the Delaware County school amid allegations that he molested some of his students, including a boy who said the teacher raped him in a book closet.
NEWS
May 21, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
VILLAS, N.J. - As other crew members hid behind the dunes, so as not to spook the birds, Larry Niles and Clive Minton peered through binoculars at the trap down the beach. The group had dug a shallow trench, folded a 30- by 60-foot net into it, and hidden it with dried seaweed. Three small cannons were buried along the net, too. All they needed now was to catch the birds. A flock of about 350 was down at the waterline of the Delaware Bay beach. The rising tide was pushing them toward the net. Closer and closer they came.
SPORTS
May 17, 2014 | For The Inquirer
POST TIME: 1:15PM 1st RACE - Purse $38,000, Maiden special weight, 3 yo, F (fillies), 1M 70Y 01 Stormy Norma (L Carson) 113 20/1 02 Clowns to the Left (A Cruz) 113 12/1 03 My Merry Way (D Centeno) 120 3/2 04 Peaceluvncupcakes (J Navarro) 120 8/5 05 Luna Argenta (J Toledo) 120 2/1 2nd RACE - Purse $13,500, Claiming $5,000, 4 yo's & up, 1M 70Y 01 My Man Dan (F Martinez) 113 3/1 02 Sky Maggy (J Toledo) 123 4/1 03 Afleet Ahead (B Pedroza) 118 8/1 04 Fancy Runner (J Santiago)
NEWS
April 27, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
A DELAWARE Chancery Court judge ordered late yesterday that Interstate General Media, the parent company of the Daily News , the Inquirer and Philly.com, should be dissolved and sold in a private "English-style" auction. Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Jr.'s decision backs the plan proposed by IGM co-owner George E. Norcross III. Parsons ordered the minimum bid be set at $77 million in cash. It must be held no later than May 28. The private auction is limited to the company's co-owners Norcross and Lewis Katz, who both want to dissolve the company because they are unable to agree on IGM's governance.
NEWS
April 23, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
First you see a roof covered with solar panels. Then the native plants, where the lawn used to be. In the driveway, not far from the canoe, is an electric Chevy Volt. This is Maya van Rossum's house. It's in Bryn Mawr, which is in the Darby Creek watershed. Which drains into the Delaware River. Which van Rossum has adopted as her personal - and professional - mission in life. For two decades as the Delaware riverkeeper, she has championed the 330-mile river and its tributaries, source of drinking water for 15 million people.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Many people in Philadelphia don't know that there's a park at Penn's Landing Marina, hugging the Delaware River between Spruce and Dock Streets - and they definitely don't make a point of going there. That may change June 27 with the opening of Spruce Street Harbor Park, the most ambitious and expensive pop-up yet to transform a forgotten Philadelphia space into a destination. With three barges holding a floating restaurant and giant hammocks cantilevered over the water - plus mini art galleries, a water garden, a walkway of misting arches, and a slew of places to play games, buy snacks, or nap in a lounge chair - it will cost upward of $700,000.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has announced the indictment of suspended lawyer Michael Kwasnik on charges of theft, securities fraud and sale of unregistered securities, the latest in a string of law enforcement and regulatory actions against him. Kwasnik, of Marlton, pleaded guilty to New Jersey money laundering charges a year ago in connection with the theft of $1.1 million from a 96-year-old Cherry Hill widow, whose investment accounts he...
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