May 9, 2016 |
Protesters decrying a proposed Navy Yard oil import/export facility rallied outside the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in South Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. PES has proposed building the facility at the planned Southport Marine Terminal Complex at the eastern end of the Navy Yard. Some nearby residents and activists want the company - operator of the former Sunoco refinery in South Philadelphia - to withdraw its proposal, one of six currently before landowner Philadelphia Regional Port Authority.
May 5, 2016 |
When Jelani McCargo combined the quality of education with the caliber of football, the Naval Academy looked good. When he looked beyond sports and school, the Midshipmen looked even better. "It's a great fit for me," McCargo said. "You can get set for life. " McCargo, a junior running back/linebacker at Woodrow Wilson, committed over the weekend to attend the Naval Academy. He said he would visit the school in June. "The more I thought it out, the more I liked it," McCargo said.
April 11, 2016
The perceived vulnerability of Sen. Pat Toomey in the general election, in which the Republican presidential nominee may be more liability than asset, has produced three competitive Democratic candidates to challenge the incumbent. JOE SESTAK , a former Navy admiral who served two terms in the House, has the best credentials and experience to immediately serve Pennsylvania and the nation. His unrelenting intellectual curiosity has helped Sestak, a notoriously hard taskmaster, form a deep understanding of government and foreign policy that Katie McGinty and John Fetterman cannot match.
April 3, 2016 |
Long before Jake Brophy considered running competitively, the Central Bucks East senior had to travel across the country. With his father, Doug Brophy, often being relocated because of his service in the Navy, Jake Brophy became familiar with long distances. After he was born in California, Brophy and his family moved to Florida, then west to Washington state, and then back to Pennsylvania. To top off their journey, the Brophys moved back to Washington one more time - after living in Pennsylvania for two years - before finally settling down in Doylestown at the time Jake was entering the fourth grade.
March 31, 2016 |
The U.S. Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab has selected the Navy Yard and its "microgrid" as the site for a study on new technology for advanced electrical distribution and controls, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. announced Tuesday. The study, which will take advantage of the Navy Yard's advanced power grid, will focus on how to make local electric distribution systems more reliable and create capabilities for the energy industry to deploy renewable energy within local communities, PIDC said.
March 20, 2016 |
Charles S. Hough, 89, of Whitemarsh Township, an architect in Philadelphia for 45 years, died Wednesday, March 9, of complications from leukemia at Foulkeways in Gwynedd. Mr. Hough came from a family with a long-standing interest in architecture. His father, William J.H. Hough, was founder of the well-known Center City architectural firm of Harbeson, Hough, Livingston & Larson, now called H2L2. Mr. Hough had a fraternal twin brother, William J.H. Hough Jr., who was a partner in his father's firm.
March 16, 2016 |
Services will be held Thursday, June 23, for Richard H. Gwinn, 77, of Radnor and Vero Beach, Fla., a business owner and executive, who died Saturday, Feb. 27, of Alzheimer's disease at a hospice in Vero Beach. Born in Atlanta to David Marshall Gwinn and Elizabeth Bechtold Gwinn, he moved with his family to Gladwyne as an infant and grew up there. He graduated from St. George's School in Middletown, R.I., and Yale University. While at Yale, he was a member of the Fence Club. Mr. Gwinn joined the Navy's ROTC program in 1956 during his freshman year.
March 9, 2016 |
Penn Capital Management Co. has agreed to lease 26,000 square feet at the 1200 Intrepid Avenue office building now under construction at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, according to developer Liberty Property Trust. Penn Capital will expand in the summer from a smaller space at another Navy Yard office building to 1200 Intrepid, designed by Denmark's Bjarke Ingels Group, Liberty said in a statement on Monday. The investment management firm's lease at 1200 Intrepid is the first to be announced at the 92,000-square-foot, four-story building, which Liberty began building in June.
March 5, 2016 |
Edward Joseph Duff, 88, of Huntingdon Valley, an electrical contractor who was one of 11 children and the father of 12, died Sunday, Feb. 28, of congestive heart failure at his home. Born in Philadelphia, he was child of Irish immigrants Daniel and Bridget McEnroe Duff. At age 12, after losing both parents to illness, Mr. Duff worked to support his brothers and sisters, delivering milk, bread and newspapers in the mornings before going to Seven Dolors School. Mr. Duff accumulated enough credits to graduate early from North Catholic High School.
March 5, 2016 |
Is toxic water in the vicinity of the former Naval Air Station Willow Grove and the Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster making people sick? That's the concern three area congressmen raised Thursday in a letter to the Navy demanding answers about the government's knowledge of the water issues. "Residents who consumed the contaminated water have understandable concern that these chemicals, which studies show can cause serious illness, are the cause of their own health conditions," wrote U.S. Reps.