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NEWS
May 19, 2000 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
Philadelphia's bustling waterfront, where throngs of revelers dance, drink and dine nightly on piers older than their ancestors: Are the piers safe? The question got a tragic answer last night when the end of Pier 34 collapsed into the Delaware River, killing at least three people and injuring scores of others. The age of the pier could not be determined last night, but the stretch of the Delaware where it is situated was a bustling seaport through the time of World War II. James Cuorato, executive vice president of the Penn's Landing Corp.
NEWS
June 17, 1991 | MICHAEL MERCANTI/ DAILY NEWS
Mix 750 tons of trucked-in sand, the world's best professional beach volleyball players and $65,000 in prize money on a hot Philadelphia Saturday and Sunday, and you get the Miller Lite Open on Pier 42 North by the Delaware River - those of you who didn't go to the shore and play some version of the game yourselves. Twenty-six two-person teams, including two local ones chosen in a qualifying tournament last weekend at the Jersey shore, and top 1990 pro money-winners Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos, spiked, dinked and konged before a gallery of appropriately attired fans.
REAL_ESTATE
September 7, 1986 | By Gene Austin, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
If real estate developers have their way, Philadelphia's Delaware River waterfront and some unused piers in the Penn's Landing area will become a thriving community of homes, offices, stores, restaurants and entertainment facilities. For the moment, however, one formerly broken-down pier stands out as a pace-setter. Pier 3, on Delaware Avenue between Market and Arch Streets, is no longer a plan or a dream - it sparkles with new paint, freshly cleaned bricks and tiers of upscale apartments.
NEWS
May 27, 2000 | by Dana DiFilippo, Daily News Staff Writer
Details on last week's deadly collapse of Pier 34 and the nightclub Heat will remain an official secret for now. The mayor's office agreed yesterday to withhold investigators' findings until a special grand jury decides the fate of pier owner Michael Asbell and club owner Eli Karetny. Three women died and more than 30 people were injured May 18 when the pier plunged into the Delaware River, taking part of the new, open-air club with it. The collapse came just two days after divers, hired by the Columbus Avenue club to check a newly sprouted, widening crack near its entrance, inspected the pier and declared it unstable.
NEWS
May 18, 2011 | By MARILYN JORDAN TAYLOR
A one-acre pier-park opening on the Delaware last week might not sound like a big deal, but it packs a wallop for changing our Central Delaware Riverfront from an overlooked backwater into the front door to our city and region. The pier, formerly a commercial shipping berth that recently served as a parking lot, is an early project in our effort to develop the Central Delaware into a welcoming urban place with continuous connections to the city's renowned, dense, walkable downtown.
NEWS
July 3, 2007
RE THE PIER 34/Karetny and Asbell sentencing matter: Imagine an average person trying to feed three or four children on a just-get-by job. At tax time, he adds a fictitious dependent, doesn't report a capital gain, takes a phony deduction. (And don't let this person be a female single parent: Here comes welfare fraud.) Crime is like a child. Starts off small, then grows. White-collar crimes, lots of times considered lesser crimes, are committed out of greed, yet they take premeditation.
NEWS
January 27, 1989 | By Robert McSherry and Mack Reed, Special to The Inquirer
An oil-laden barge hit a pier Wednesday at the Port of Wilmington, causing the pier to collapse about 20 hours later and spill about 10,000 gallons of oil into the Christina and Delaware Rivers, authorities said yesterday. Coast Guard officers said that about 300 gallons of toxic gasoline additives also leaked into the rivers about 10 p.m. Wednesday as the pier on the Christina River sank, rupturing pipes used to convey petroleum products from barges to land-based storage tanks.
NEWS
May 3, 1989 | By Jonathan Sidener, Special to The Inquirer
A Delanco warehousing firm, Distributec Inc., faces strong local opposition to its plans to build what would become Burlington County's only deepwater pier. More than 100 township residents jammed the township hall for a public hearing on the proposal held by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on April 25. Residents filled all the seats and aisles; others were left standing outside, prompting officials to interrupt the meeting and relocate it to the Walnut Avenue School.
NEWS
August 6, 1987 | By KIT KONOLIGE, Daily News Staff Writer
Before even one boatload of city incinerator ash could be shipped to Panama as planned, a temporary restraining order has halted the stream of some 35 trucks per day that has been bringing the controversial black residue to a shipping pier at Delaware Avenue and Reed Street. Yesterday's order by Common Pleas Judge Nelson Diaz means the city will go back to piling up the ash at the Northwest Incinerator in Roxborough, a practice it stopped recently after years of protests by neighbors.
NEWS
August 6, 1987 | By KIT KONOLIGE, Daily News Staff Writer
Before even one boatload of city incinerator ash could be shipped to Panama as planned, a temporary restraining order has halted the stream of some 35 trucks per day that has been bringing the controversial black residue to a shipping pier at Delaware Avenue and Reed Street. Yesterday's order by Common Pleas Judge Nelson Diaz means the city will go back to piling up the ash at the Northwest Incinerator in Roxborough, a practice it stopped recently after years of protests by neighbors.
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FOOD
June 17, 2016
Guess from these photos where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Soft-shell crab banh mi 2. Artichoke bisque 3. Saffron arancini with lamb ragu For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Oyster House (1516 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102) 2. Capital Grille (1338-46 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107) 3. Morgan's Pier (221 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19123)
NEWS
June 5, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, STAFF WRITER
ATLANTIC CITY - Time moves slowly for Anthony Catanoso and his brothers at the famed and historic Steel Pier, a place where all sorts of outlandish ideas eventually do come to fruition, but glacially. So here Catanoso is, his pier's signature Crazy Mouse coaster safely beyond the grasp of lenders who tried to seize it, in typically absurd Atlantic City fashion, sitting at last inside a gondola car of his boldly envisioned $14 million, 227-foot-high Observation Wheel. Alas, the rest of the wheel, fashioned in Italy and shipped earlier this year to New Jersey in 32 containers, is still in various warehouses in Pleasantville and Williamstown.
NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By Michael Klein, Staff Writer
IF THE POP-UP of crocuses heralds spring, then the pop-up of beer gardens ushers in the summer season. Temporary outdoor restaurants, many using off-premises catering permits, have been all the rage in Philadelphia for the last several years during the warm weather, providing a social outlet for patrons and new revenue streams for savvy restaurateurs and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society. The PHS, which launched the pop-up era in 2013 by opening a garden in a vacant lot on South Broad Street, this year again will headline two locations - on South Street near 15th (its third year)
FOOD
May 20, 2016 | By Michael Klein, Staff Writer
If the pop-up of crocuses heralds spring, then the pop-up of beer gardens ushers in the summer season. Temporary outdoor restaurants, many using off-premises catering permits, have been all the rage in Philadelphia for the last several years during the warm weather, providing a social outlet for patrons and new revenue streams for savvy restaurateurs and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society. The PHS, which launched the pop-up era in 2013 by opening a garden in a vacant lot on South Broad Street, this year again will headline two locations - on South Street near 15th (its third year)
FOOD
April 8, 2016 | By Drew Lazor, For The Inquirer
Heading into its fifth year on the western bank of the Delaware River, Morgan's Pier has established itself as one of the most popular fair-weather venues in al fresco-crazed Philadelphia, serving an estimated 150,000 customers during its annual spring-to-fall season. DJ nights, live concerts, and craft beer tastings are de rigueur at the venue, run by Avram Hornik's Four Corners Management. But the food at Morgan's Pier, which opens April 21, has always been executed a little differently.
NEWS
March 20, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
The sun was shining. The tide was high. A perfect day to drown some worms, thought Richie and Eddie. So the two old neighbors and fishing pals loaded up the gear and made the short drive from Wolf Street to the shiny new fishing pier - Pier 68 - that juts out into the Delaware behind the South Philly Walmart. It's practically in their backyards. "The Walmart Plateau," Eddie Reich called it, with a bit more panache than you might expect from a man in a camouflage cap with a two-inch fishhook fastened to the bill.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Piers: Give it up, Kim Cultural analyst Piers Morgan has applauded Kim Kardashian 's skill for cashing in on her bod. But he says her latest nude selfies make her look desperate: After all, the 35-year-old mother of two already is famous. Writing in Britain's Daily Mail, Morgan says he believes Kim's selfies are prompted by jealousy: "Other younger members of her family have been grabbing all the scantily clad attention recently. " So are the 15 minutes of fame earned by Kim's derriere really up?
BUSINESS
November 1, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jefferson Apartment Group and Haverford Properties have been selected to develop the riverfront property known as Festival Pier, the Delaware River Waterfront Corp., the nonprofit group that controls the site, said Friday. The partnership will build about 550 units of housing and 30,000 square feet of retail space as part of a plan that also will include ample public space at the site, near the intersection of Spring Garden Street and Columbus Boulevard-Delaware Avenue, the DRWC said in a statement.
BUSINESS
October 30, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jefferson Apartment Group and Haverford Properties Inc. are apparently close to being chosen as a team to develop the Festival Pier site on the Delaware River, among the most ambitious revitalization initiatives on Philadelphia's eastern waterfront. Jefferson Apartment senior vice president Drew Chapman said his team, which has been assisted by architect Cecil Baker, will present its proposal for the site Friday to Delaware River Waterfront Corp.'s board of directors. The appearance marks the culmination of a selection process that began in February, when the DRWC published its guidelines for the site's transformation into a mixed-use residential district with ample public space.
NEWS
October 13, 2015
ISSUE | FORFEITURE LAW Drug dealers should not be protected Although State Rep. Jim Cox's legislation is well-intentioned and is not intended to hurt law enforcement, it would protect drug dealers and their illegally gotten profits ("Forfeiture law needs reform," Sept. 30). Under this bill, a drug dealer who becomes a fugitive keeps his illegal drug money. When a dealer dies before trial, the illegal money goes to his next of kin. When he thwarts a conviction by intimidating a witness, he keeps his drug money and property.
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