December 4, 2015
"ON MY tombstone it will say 'Nothing is simple,' " says Linda Lukiewski, an indefatigable nun on a mission from God. Yesterday was not a simple day. A member of the order of Sisters of St. Joseph, Sister Linda, 64, has been the mainspring at St. Joan of Arc in Harrowgate, downgraded in 2013 by the Archdiocese from a parish to what's called a "worship site. " The "worship site" - a rectory, convent and picturesque chapel - was marred by a century-old, no-longer-working cast iron incinerator that gave Sister Linda the chills.
August 15, 2014 |
Chester City Council unanimously approved controversial expansion plans Wednesday for a trash incinerator along the city's waterfront that would allow the operator to accept waste shipped by train from New York. Council members told a packed audience that they understood concerns about the trash-to-steam plant's presence in Chester but could not deny the facility's right to operate. Covanta plans to construct two buildings, which the company said will allow it to accept trash in updated and safer containers.
June 14, 2014 |
A proposal to build a 15,000-square-foot facility at the Chester incinerator plant to house garbage imported by rail from New York City has been put on the shelf. After some residents raised questions, the Chester City Planning Commission tabled a vote on the plan for 30 days. The commission had been expected to approve permits Wednesday night for the Covanta Energy proposal, but 12 protesters showed up at the meeting asking for a review of the project. Covanta, which has 100 employees in Chester, has operated the trash incinerator on Highland Avenue since 1992.
February 22, 2014 |
In what opponents are calling a victory, a company that wants to build a hazardous-waste incinerator in lower Bucks County has put its efforts on hold indefinitely. Allen Toadvine, attorney for Route 13 Bristol Partners, said Bristol Township had asked for more specifics on the potential release of pollutants, and said the firm needed to choose a manufacturer for the plant before it could provide those details. The township Zoning Hearing Board was to consider Monday the firm's application for a variance to build the incinerator, the first step in a years-long approval process that would end at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
February 10, 2014 |
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP It's a fight that Pennsylvania hasn't seen since the 1990s: A company proposes to build a commercial hazardous-waste incinerator, and residents and environmentalists mobilize to stop it. The battle was reignited last month in Bristol Township, Bucks County, where plans were unveiled for a 50,000-square-foot plant to burn pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and other waste within a mile of the Delaware and densely populated towns....
August 28, 2013 |
Capital One Corp. is still best known as a credit-card lender that spends a lot of money trying to convince consumers to borrow more. But the Virginia-based loan giant, which waged a costly effort to diversify in the 2000s, has also become one of the biggest lenders to Philadelphia construction projects. The bank's growth here dates to the financial-collapse year of 2008, when it hired a team to build up its East Coast commercial real estate projects headed by veteran business banker Rick Lyon , who trained at the old Philadelphia National Bank and served its successors for 28 years.
August 23, 2013 |
Covanta Holding Corp. has paid $48.6 million for a incinerator in Camden, the Morristown, N.J., company said this week. The Camden facility last year turned about 319,000 tons of waste into more than 146,000 megawatt hours of renewable electricity, Covanta said. The plant employs 50. Covanta also owns similar facilities in Chester and Conshohocken. The seller was Foster Wheeler A.G., a Swiss company with corporate offices in Clinton, N.J. Contact Harold Brubaker at 215-854-4651 or email@example.com
February 23, 2012 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - Clashes between Afghan troops and protesters angry over the burning of Muslim holy books at a U.S. military base left at least seven people dead and dozens wounded Wednesday, as anger spread despite U.S. apologies over what it said was a mistake. The demonstrations across four eastern provinces illustrated the intensity of Afghans' anger at what they saw as foreign forces flouting their laws and insulting their culture. The violence was also a reminder of how easily Afghan-U.S.
October 26, 2011
OK, KIDS, IT'S official, the Capital City of the nation's sixth-largest state is in a "fiscal emergency" and one step closer to a state takeover. The Legislature and Gov. Corbett, acting with fervor, speed and resolve not seen in the Capitol since Ed Rendell worked buffet lines, brought the hammer down. The Jewel of the Susquehanna, the birthplace of Newt Gingrich, the home of the longest stone-arch railroad bridge in the world, is belly up. How could this happen? What does it mean?