March 19, 2013 |
OFFICIALS reported Monday that two people were injured after a piece of equipment malfunctioned at a plant in Port Richmond, spilling about 50 gallons of hazardous material into the Delaware River. The spill happened about 11 p.m. Sunday at a Kinder Morgan Company facility along the 3300 block of North Delaware Avenue. Officials said 50 gallons of phenol, which is also known as carbolic acid, spilled into the river. Two workers were taken to the hospital after being exposed, and were reported to be in stable condition.
March 17, 2013
A 31-YEAR-OLD Port Richmond man was held on $3 million bail Friday after police who were serving a drug warrant at his house discovered what appeared to be pipe bombs inside. Cops found the explosives early Thursday morning at the house, on Thompson Street near Huntingdon, and arrested Nicholas Suozzo, the District Attorney's Office said. The bomb squad was called to clear the house and remove the devices, authorities said. He's facing a slew of charges, including possessing weapons of mass destruction, possession of an offensive weapon, risking catastrophe and drug possession.
March 16, 2013
A Port Richmond man was being held Friday on $3 million bail after authorities said they found explosives in his house. Nicholas Suozzo, 31, of the 2600 block of East Thompson Street, was arrested Thursday after police, serving a narcotics warrant on his house, found incendiary devices believed to be pipe bombs. Suozzo was charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction, possessing a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute, and other offenses, the District Attorney's Office said Friday.
March 15, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: To mark St. Paddy's Day, I had Colcannon at the Black Sheep near Rittenhouse Square . . . We can talk about other places to celebrate the holiday, as well as a number of hot topics . . . like the continued rise of ValeMar – that power couple from Midtown Village, Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney, whose 13th Street domain keeps growing. Not only are they swapping their BYO status for a liquor license at Lolita, but taking over the 13th and Locust space that previously housed Rhino Bar and Fish.
February 24, 2013
Beth Kephart is the author of 14 books, and "Handling the Truth," a book about the making of memoir, is due out in August I take the Blue Route south and I-95 north. The day is gray and bitter, the lanes too aggressively pocked. Beyond me the Delaware River crawls, heavy with the exhaust of bedlam truckers and implacable with its reminisce of pirates, oil tanks, and whale bones. At the Allegheny/Castor Avenues exit I veer right, then left toward the heart of Port Richmond. This was collier country once - home to coal traders, but also shipbuilders, cargo holders, and dockhands.
December 21, 2012 |
The union representing 14,500 dockworkers in East and Gulf Coasts ports, including Philadelphia, and management for shipping lines and port employers are lurching toward a possible crippling strike next week. Negotiations between the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and employers represented by the U.S. Marine Alliance broke off Tuesday. If the stalemate is not resolved, workers between Maine and Texas could walk off the job Dec. 30. The bargaining is for a new master contract governing containerized cargoes - commodities shipped in 20- or 40-foot containers.
December 10, 2012 |
The state-owned Port of Wilmington took a step Friday toward a partnership in which Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Inc., a publicly traded energy company, would operate the terminal, expand cargoes, and invest $150 million in needed port infrastructure repairs. The Diamond State Port Corp. named Kinder, based in Houston with operations at Tioga Marine Terminal in Port Richmond and Fairless Hills, Bucks County, the "preferred" bidder to lease the port. In coming weeks, Kinder will meet with the port's customers, including Dole and Chiquita, and by the end of March, a "hard"-number proposal should be known, the port's chairman, Alan Levin, told a board meeting in New Castle.
October 26, 2012 |
When Roger Wing showed up with a chainsaw at Port Richmond's leafy Campbell Square in late September, the locals despaired. There goes another tree. But no, Wing was not there to cut down one of the 128 remaining trees in the 2.2-acre square so strikingly tucked in by three soaring copper-topped churches (the Irish one, the Polish one, and the German one, as they're known). Wing, an internationally celebrated ice sculptor (Poland, Finland), locally revered wood carver (Trenton Avenue, Shadfest)
October 10, 2012 |
HUNDREDS OF supporters could help send Samantha Pawlucy back to school in Port Richmond on Tuesday morning, but her father fears that once inside, the sophomore may be on her own. Pawlucy, 16, hasn't returned to Charles Carroll High School since last week, when it was reported that her geometry teacher, Lynette Gaymon, had ridiculed her for wearing a Mitt Romney shirt to school. A rally outside the school in support of Pawlucy is planned for Tuesday morning, during which she intends to recite the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, the First Amendment and the Pledge of Allegiance.