May 3, 2013 |
By this time next year, the Coast Guard Auxiliary hopes one corner of Marcus Hook will have become a bustling hub for local members to train, teach classes, patrol the waters, and more. Marcus Hook officials, businesses, and politicians are collaborating with the auxiliary, a uniformed, all-volunteer branch whose members perform almost all of the tasks associated with the National Guard, to build a training facility on the edge of the Delaware River. The facility, which Coast Guard members are aiming to have completed by midsummer, will have room to hold boating safety and other classes for recruits, and the river will provide a site for training with the auxiliary's boats and floating piers.
May 2, 2013 |
Marcus Hook Mayor James "Jay" Schiliro was ordered held over for trial Tuesday on charges that he fired a gun inside his house while holding a 20-year-old friend hostage. At a preliminary hearing before District Judge Nicholas Lippincott, Nicholas Dorsam, 20, of Chichester, testified that he and Schiliro had a "good friendship" but that on a February night, the mayor ordered a police car to bring him to his house, then compelled him to drink wine and would not let him leave. Schiliro is to be tried on charges that include recklessly endangering another person, false imprisonment, and furnishing alcohol to someone under 21. Dorsam, a former neighbor, said he received a text message from Schiliro while at a friend's house indicating the mayor had been drinking and wanted to talk.
April 21, 2013
In the Region Advocates, refiner reach deal The Clean Air Council and Philadelphia Energy Solutions have reached a settlement over a dispute over how emissions reductions caused by the closure of Sunoco's Marcus Hook refinery are credited, according to a joint statement issued Friday night. The advocacy group has withdrawn its September appeal of state environmental officials' determination that refineries in Marcus Hook and Philadelphia could be considered one single air-pollution source.
April 14, 2013 |
F. Gardiner Pearson, 98, of Strafford, a longtime research chemist and amateur radio enthusiast, died Wednesday, April 3, of a heart attack at home. Born in 1914 in the Philadelphia suburbs, Mr. Pearson graduated from Episcopal Academy and Haverford College and in 1941 earned a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, he was hired as a research chemist for the American Viscose Corp., in Marcus Hook, which was later absorbed by FMC Corp., a chemical manufacturing company in Philadelphia.
April 10, 2013 |
Despite refinery closures, a storm for the ages, and the perils of the "fiscal cliff," Delaware County has experienced something of an industrial renaissance, according to James L. McGarrigle, the County Council chairman. "We have plenty of Silver Linings," he said at a county Chamber of Commerce lunch Tuesday in Media, invoking the movie, Silver Linings Playbook , which was filmed in part in the county. In his annual state of the county address, McGarrigle said the future "is bright.
April 4, 2013 |
As Marcus Hook Borough Mayor James Schiliro deals with charges that he held an acquaintance hostage and fired a gun during a drunken episode at his home in February, residents Tuesday expressed mixed feelings about whether he should resign. Schiliro, 38, a Republican, has said he would not seek reelection but intends to serve the remaining nine months of his four-year term. Schiliro apologized at a Monday night council meeting for the negative publicity that "his arrest has cast on the borough," according to the Delaware County Times.
March 30, 2013 |
The mayor of Marcus Hook, charged last week with holding an acquaintance hostage during a drunken encounter at his home, has decided not to run for reelection. The borough council had asked James Schiliro, 38, to step down, but he declined. He recently filed paperwork to run for reelection, but now has withdrawn his nominating petition, Delaware County officials said Thursday. He is out on bail on charges of recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, furnishing alcohol to someone under 21, and official oppression.
March 29, 2013 |
The mayor of Marcus Hook, who was charged last week with holding an acquaintance hostage during a drunken encounter at his home, has filed to withdraw his nominating petition for reelection, according to Delaware County officials. James Schiliro, 38, had been asked by the borough council to step down from his office, but has said he would not do that. He recently filed paperwork to run for reelection. He is out on bail on charges of recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, furnishing alcohol to a minor, and official oppression.
March 23, 2013 |
The mayor of Marcus Hook was charged Thursday with holding an acquaintance hostage during a drunken encounter at his home last month that allegedly ended with the mayor's firing a gun into the floor. During the encounter, Mayor James D. Schiliro repeatedly offered to perform a sex act with the 20-year-old male, according to police. "This young man was put in danger," Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said, adding that the unidentified young man was near the gun when it was fired.
March 23, 2013 |
Looking for something to do Friday night? If you like Pirates, then this is for you. A documentary, Treasure: The Story of Marcus Hook , will be holding a free special preview screening at 7 p.m. in the Marcus Hook Community Center. The film chronicles the efforts of the Delaware County Borough of Marcus Hook to change it image - and future - by highlighting it's history. Pirate history to be exact. Arrr Matey, What say ye? The struggling Delaware River community of 2,400 residents, is sandwiched between two dying refineries.