July 17, 2014 |
A far-reaching $35 million effort by the William Penn Foundation to study and improve water quality in the Delaware River watershed is working its way into specific on-the-ground and in-the-water projects across the region. On Tuesday, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced $2.4 million in grants to 15 organizations that will not only do the work, but also bring in partners and additional funds. Amanda Bassow, director of the Eastern Partnership Office for the wildlife foundation, said that the grantees "are able to leverage more than twice that amount" for the projects.
July 16, 2014 |
LOOK, YOUR natural instinct might have been to think of puns when you heard that a couple got busted for having sex on the roof of a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Delaware on Saturday. You could have made jokes about someone other than a staffer stuffing tacos at the restaurant. If that would have been too obvious, or maybe too crude, you could have riffed on some of the banners that appear on the company's online menu, like: "Don't ever call it an appetizer," or "I'm not addicted, I just eat 'em everyday," or "Our menu isn't long - but it's long on options.
July 15, 2014 |
STANTON, Del. - How races are run often is more determinant in results than what horses are running in those races. How horses undergo subtle changes over time also matters every bit as much as the history of those horses. When 2014 began, the idea of Belle Gallantey beating Princess of Sylmar in any race, much less Saturday's Grade I $750,000 Delaware Handicap would have been laughable. In 2013, Belle Gallantey was 1-for-14 and was claimed for $35,000 from her final race of the year.
July 12, 2014 |
The University of Delaware on Thursday canceled its agreement with Paoli-based Data Centers L.L.C. , killing the state-backed $1 billion-plus plan to build a corporate data center and natural gas plant on campus. A committee of UD officials and professors had unanimously voted against the project. Profs and managers on the "working group" that UD president Patrick Harker asked to review the proposal "concluded that the proposed facility, which included a 279-megawatt co-generation power plant, is not consistent with a first-class science and technology campus and high-quality development to which UD is committed," the university said in a statement With Gov. Jack Markell and the state's business and political establishment backing the plant, Harker had signed an initial agreement inviting the company on campus.
June 28, 2014 |
Pier 68, a 400-foot-long slab of crumbling concrete and overgrown weeds, juts into the Delaware River from a shopping center parking lot off Christopher Columbus Boulevard. The fence surrounding it is looped with barbed wire. Several signs read, "Danger: Do not trespass. " On Thursday, Mayor Nutter and the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. (DRWC) announced that by the summer of 2015, this forbidden space is to be transformed into a manicured park. "This park will supply green space in a section of the city that really needs it," Nutter said.
June 20, 2014 |
Ss. Neumann-Goretti High's boys' basketball team will spend winter break at the beach. The Delaware Sports Commission yesterday announced the national slate of high school teams participating in the Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament, set for Dec. 27-29 at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, Del. Neumann-Goretti is a four-time state champion. National powerhouse programs competing include: Sunrise Christian Academy (Wichita, Kan.), Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.)
June 19, 2014 |
The cross-river travels of 26-year-old Laurie Wint continued this week, as the man linked to killings on either side of the Delaware - and convicted already in a Pennsylvania court - appeared before a judge in Camden County on Tuesday. In June 2011, Wint allegedly shot Kevin Miller, 19, in a Camden park during a dispute over the victim's 15-year-old girlfriend. Then, according to authorities, he fled to Warminster, where, weeks later, he stabbed Tyrone Newman, 33, to death. He fled back to Camden, where he was apprehended and extradited to Bucks County.
June 10, 2014
MALVERN PREP QB PICKS PITT Malvern Prep junior quarterback Alex Hornibrook committed to the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday, taking to Twitter to make the announcement. "Very excited and humbled to announce that I have committed to play football at the University of Pittsburgh," Hornibrook tweeted. The 6-4, 205-pounder threw for 1,190 yards and 12 touchdowns last season on an offense that relied heavily on stud running back Troy Gallen (Delaware), who rushed for 1536 and 19 scores for the co-Inter-Ac champion Friars (tied with Haverford School)
June 2, 2014 |
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)