August 12, 2016 |
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was furious. In May 2012, top officials at the bistate agency lashed out at a processor of imported vehicles that operated at Port Newark and owed $2.8 million in rent and fees. The agency warned Foreign Auto Preparation Service (FAPS) that if it did not take remedial action quickly, it would be in violation of its lease. "For years, FAPS has failed to meet its financial responsibilities as a tenant at our port, and this practice stops today," then-Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni said.
August 5, 2016
This time, it was a woman in flip-flops who robbed a bank. About 3:15 p.m. Friday, the woman, dressed in a pink shirt, walked into the Washington Savings Bank at 2548 E. Lehigh Ave. in Port Richmond and handed a note to a teller, the FBI said. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, she fled in flip-flops, the agency said. The robber is described as white or Hispanic, in her early 30s, about 5-foot-7 and of medium build. She also wore a pink baseball cap, orange-and-black shorts, and dark sunglasses.
August 1, 2016
Small Bluetooth speakers are great for travel - but how can you use them while you're hiking or biking without having to invest in one or more of the myriad attachment accessories on the market? The folks at Braven Audio, makers of quality rugged speakers, have answered the call with the new Braven 105 Active Bluetooth speaker, a diminutive disk that can be attached to your arm, belt loops, handlebars, or other objects using its integrated elastic strap or the included 1/4-inch-thread mount, which can also be used as a stand.
July 30, 2016
A 23-year-old woman has been charged with stabbing her brother to death after an argument at their home in Port Richmond on Tuesday, according to police. Naija Greo, of the 3100 block of Agate Street, is accused of slashing her brother, Zoilo Rodriguez-Greo, Tuesday afternoon and fleeing the scene after he stumbled outside bleeding. Police found Rodriguez-Greo lying on the street suffering from stab wounds around 1:20 p.m. He was transported to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead at 1:55 p.m., police said.
July 25, 2016 |
Outside a vast brownfield in Gibbstown that is home to crumbling roads, empty storage tanks, and vacant sheds, a modest brick sign points to both the gritty past and the greener prospects of Gloucester County's economy. Repauno Plant shout its bold, stainless steel letters. Below them, the faint outline of a pried off logo whispers a bygone name: DuPont . Home to a DuPont Corp. factory complex that for 120 years manufactured dynamite and the chemicals for making Dacron, the Repauno site belched gas, leaked benzene, shed asbestos, occasionally exploded, and employed thousands, earning it the affectionate nickname "Uncle DuPont" before it shut down nearly 20 years ago. Now a 300-acre section of this 1,700-acre tract on the Delaware River appears destined to become one of the largest privately owned ports in the Northeast.
May 17, 2016 |
The next time you grab a Bounty paper towel, Charmin or Scott bathroom tissue, Pampers or Luvs diaper, it just might have come from wood pulp shipped through the Tioga Marine Terminal in Port Richmond. Fibria Celulose, the world's largest producer of eucalyptus pulp, sends 360,000 tons of pulp a year from Brazil into Tioga on the Delaware River, an operation that supports the jobs of 160 stevedores and terminal workers. And now other wood-pulp companies are looking to come, too. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, a state agency that owns the terminal, says it will need to retrofit a second warehouse to accommodate the expected influx.
May 8, 2016 |
A Philadelphia police officer was injured in an accident with another vehicle in Port Richmond on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred about 2 p.m. near Aramingo Avenue and Venango Street. Police said a K-9 officer was injured and taken by medics to Temple University Hospital. He was expected to be treated and released. Police said the officer's canine partner was not injured. The other vehicle in the crash had minor damage and no one inside it was injured, police said. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2592 @julieshawphilly
May 1, 2016 |
With 85 percent of the Delaware River navigation channel deepened to 45 feet, Pennsylvania elected officials gathered on the banks of the Delaware River Friday to celebrate. Labor, business, and goverment leaders came to Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia to mark a milestone -- the final $55 million in federal funding to deepen the river's 103-mile shipping channel that began in March 2013. "Completing this project will mean more ships, more cargo, more commerce, and more jobs," said Jerry Sweeney, chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA)
April 30, 2016 |
With 80 percent of the Delaware River navigation channel deepened to 45 feet, officials including Sen. Robert Casey (D., Pa.) and Mayor Kenney planned to tour Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia Friday afternoonand discuss how a deeper channel will keep Philadelphia competitive with other major ports. The dredging work that began in March 2010 should be completed by late 2017 between Philadelphia and the Atlantic Ocean. Sen. Casey announced in February that $55 million, the final chunk of federal funding to deepen 103 miles of the river from 40 feet to 45 feet, was in the Army Corps of Engineers' current work plan and in President Obama's proposed budget for next year.
March 20, 2016 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. It's hard to imagine why someplace so far from the ocean and a major river would have "port" attached to its name. But Hainesport, a Burlington County community of 6,110, certainly does. Originally called "Long Bridge" when it was settled by Quakers in the 17th century, Hainesport was renamed in 1850, when Barclay Haines built a wharf near his home on the south branch of Rancocas Creek.