September 3, 1992 |
Groundbreaking took place Sunday on a memorial dedicated to the memory of 183 Delaware County residents who died in the Vietnam War. Work on the $20,000 bronze-in-granite structure in Market Square Memorial Park in Marcus Hook was made possible by the efforts of the Delaware County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project, founded by a group of area veterans.
February 27, 2012 |
The head of Sunoco has met with officials in Marcus Hook to object to a zoning change that could limit the company's plans for its soon-to-be-closed refinery. Incoming Sunoco Inc. CEO Brian MacDonald met with local officials Wednesday, only hours before the local zoning board was to take up the issue, the Delaware County Daily Times reported. Later that night, the board voted in favor of an amendment that would restrict storage of petroleum products at the Marcus Hook site to only those manufactured there, which would severely limit the potential for bringing in imported refined products to store there.
March 16, 2013 |
A woman who operated what she called an animal rescue operation has been charged with 43 counts of animal cruelty after sick and underweight animals were found in her filthy Delaware County house, the Pennsylvania SPCA announced Friday. Last month, PSPCA officers, executing a search warrant, removed 28 dogs from Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue Inc., which Terry Silva, 53, operated out of her Marcus Hook property. Many of the dogs - German shepherds and shepherd mixes - were ill, the agency said.
April 5, 2014 |
An elaborate plan by Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. to transport Marcellus Shale natural gas liquids by pipeline across Pennsylvania to Marcus Hook is running into resistance. The company's subsidiary, Sunoco Pipeline L.P., last month filed an application with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to sidestep local zoning restrictions to build pump and valve control stations in 31 municipalities crossed by the pipeline. Sunoco Pipeline argues that it is a "public utility corporation," and that the PUC can exempt the construction of the above-ground structure from local zoning if it determines the buildings are "reasonably necessary for the convenience or welfare of the public.
October 16, 1991 |
"When I fly a kite, I feel like I have no problems. " So it's no wonder that Johnny Junto, 78, is out flying kites almost every day of the year, weather permitting. Sometimes in the summer, he'll be out from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Market Square Memorial Park along the Delaware River in Marcus Hook. Junto, who became interested in flying kites about five years ago, likes to help get children involved in the activity. He once bought 150 small kites to give to children who wanted a kite to fly.
July 6, 1986 |
Each day, patrol boats from the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Gloucester City, N.J., keep an eye on the Delaware River. A northern patrol takes a crew from its base, just south of the Walt Whitman Bridge, to the Tacony Palmyra Bridge; a southern patrol goes just beyond Marcus Hook. The 122-member base has a search-and-rescue area of 79 miles - 31 miles north to Trenton and 48 miles south to the Cohansey River - and is also responsible for private- boating safety and law enforcement.
May 28, 2002 |
Here's what most people see when they visit Market Square Memorial Park in Marcus Hook, a tiny patch of green squeezed between two huge refineries: Jumbo tankers and cargo vessels plying the Delaware River. Washed-up plastic bottles. And lots and lots of marine debris - thick mooring rope, rusted cable, driftwood. But when John McNally, an unemployed electrician and amateur marine archaeologist from nearby Wallingford, looks out at the river, he sees something altogether different: Marauding pirates.
February 12, 2013
Gov. Corbett announced $125 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program awards for 54 projects, including 14 in Southeastern Pennsylvania that received $38.8 million. The Philadelphia region received three of seven $5 million awards, the largest possible. Those awards went to Braskem America Inc. in Marcus Hook, Philadelphia Energy Solutions in Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Corbett said in a news release that the awards, which he called Economic Growth Initiative Awards, would create or retain 56,000 jobs in 28 counties.
May 1, 2014 |
Sunoco Pipeline L.P. said Tuesday that it was switching strategies in its effort to move Marcellus Shale products to Marcus Hook and avoid local zoning hurdles. The company said it was withdrawing an application for a controversial pumping station in Chester County on its cross-state pipeline called Mariner East. Instead, Sunoco is concentrating on getting the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to rule that it is a public utility corporation and therefore exempt from cumbersome local zoning.