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March 16, 2012
Police recovered a badly decomposed body from the Schuylkill River near University City Friday afternoon, police said. The body was pulled from the west side of the river in the vicinity of Walnut Street late in the afternoon by the Philadelphia Police Department Marine Unit, police said. No further information was immediately available.    -Robert Moran
NEWS
June 26, 2010 | By Larry King, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police were searching the Schuylkill Saturday night for a 40-year-old Prospect Park man who disappeared in the morning while participating in a triathlon. The search was being conducted primarily around the area of West River and Montgomery Drives. The man, whose name was not released, had no history of medical problems, said Lt. David Byrne of the Southwest Detectives bureau. He had entered the water at 8:22 a.m. with about 100 swimmers in a 40- to 44-year-old age group.
NEWS
January 27, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police said Sunday that the body of a white male was found at 1:18 p.m. Sunday on the bank of the Schuylkill River in the 4400 block of Kelly Drive. The man, identified as "John Doe," was found caught in a tree line on the river bank by Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue. The scene was held, police said. Police said they would not likely release on Sunday the identity of the person found. The discovery has raised questions that it could be that of a missing Bucks County teacher, Christopher Tully, 40. But police emphasize there are others missing in the area besides Tully and that no name will be released until after any family members are notified and an autopsy is conducted.
NEWS
December 28, 2012 | Brian X. McCrone, Breaking news desk
Six rivers have been nominated for Pennsylvania's 30th annual "River of the Year" award, which the public can vote on through Jan. 18. The Philadelphia region's very own Schuylkill River is among the nominees this year, with the award's state and non-profit sponsors touting the 128-mile Schuylkill's resurrection from a "dead river in the mid-1900s" to one that "touches countryside and urban life" alike. But the votes aren't flowing as quickly for the Schuylkill in the first week of voting as some of its competitors.
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June 22, 1995 | YONG KIM/ DAILY NEWS
At twilight on a sticky Tuesday evening, rowers on the Schuylkill River glide into the sun's reflection along the water. The heat gave way yesterday, however, as cooler, breezier conditions prevailed.
NEWS
June 3, 2001 | By Joseph S. Kennedy INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
One of the landmarks in our area is an estate called Fatland, located between the Perkiomen Creek and the Schuylkill in Lower Providence Township. The estate's main building, Vaux Hall, with its distinctive white columns, has been in existence since the American Revolution. In 1699, Tobias Collet purchased 5,000 acres from the Pennsylvania Land Company for 15 shillings, according to author Karen E. Lee in the spring 1974 Bulletin of the Historical Society of Montgomery County.
NEWS
August 12, 2016
ISSUE | SCHUYLKILL RIVER Slow rowing The Summer Olympic Games have begun, and Philadelphians are justifiably proud of local rowers who trained on our beautiful stretch of the Schuylkill River (From the Schuylkill to Rio," Aug. 3). Accumulating silt and the resulting weeds and debris along the rowing course, however, is threatening the long tradition of this iconic Philadelphia sport. Weed-whacking barges must clear the racecourse before regattas. The docks along Boathouse Row are mere inches above the waterline.
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February 15, 2000 | STEVEN M. FALK/ DAILY NEWS
Gulls make their way around the thin layer of ice still covering the Schuylkill RIver near Boathouse Row. The ice is only going to get thinner as temperatures are expected to rise into the 60s by midweek.
NEWS
October 10, 2000 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
The Viking ship "Norseman" (above) makes its way along the Schuylkill River en route to Boathouse Row for a ceremony marking "Leif Ericson Day," celebrating the 1,000th anniversay of Europe's first contact with North America, Gil Jacobson, of Phoenixville, ties down the Norseman clad in a replica uniform worn by Vikings.
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August 14, 1993 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
Fairmount Park Fitness Day Campers were angling for a good time Thursday along the banks of the Schuylkill River. Camp founder Rudy Ollivierre led the kids through a course stressing the fine points of successful fishing, likely including the chapter which describes the difference between fish tails and fish tales.
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August 12, 2016
ISSUE | SCHUYLKILL RIVER Slow rowing The Summer Olympic Games have begun, and Philadelphians are justifiably proud of local rowers who trained on our beautiful stretch of the Schuylkill River (From the Schuylkill to Rio," Aug. 3). Accumulating silt and the resulting weeds and debris along the rowing course, however, is threatening the long tradition of this iconic Philadelphia sport. Weed-whacking barges must clear the racecourse before regattas. The docks along Boathouse Row are mere inches above the waterline.
NEWS
June 22, 2016 | By Lauren Feiner, Staff Writer
Water, sunlight, and construction nails have been showering the plants at one of Center City's most popular community gardens. Among the blooming flowers, tomatoes, and herbs is the occasional two–by–four sticking out of a plot of soil. So far, the nails and other construction detritus has resulted in closures, meetings, special committees, and input from a lawyer. On Monday, after another meeting, a solution was reached. It involves a task force. The problem began when Dranoff Properties and contractor Intech began construction of One Riverside, a 22-story residential tower at 210 S. 25th St. The Schuylkill River Park Community Garden is its immediate neighbor to the south.
NEWS
June 12, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
AN ELMWOOD man was arrested Friday for allegedly slashing a woman's face on Thursday afternoon along the Schuylkill River Trail. Isiah Cheeseboro, 29, of the 2600 block of South Daggett Street, was charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person,and related offenses in the random attack, police said. In light of the attack, an organizer of the Schuylkill River Trail Watch said the group would go "into hyperspeed" to get on the trail by the week of June 20. "A huge part of the watch is, how can we advocate for equal opportunity for women to feel safe on this trail, too," said Jon Lyons, leader of the running group Run215.
NEWS
June 11, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A 24-year-old woman was slashed on the face by an unknown assailant just off the Schuylkill River Trail near Walnut Street in Center City on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The attack occurred about 2:55 p.m. while the victim was walking up the stairs from the trail to the Walnut Street Bridge, police said. The woman and a female friend had been walking on the trail when they noticed they were being followed by an unidentified man, police said. As the woman began to walk up the stairs, the man followed her and said, "You don't know anything.
NEWS
February 13, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
The popular Schuylkill River Trail, which over the last year has suffered occasional spikes in crime, winds about 10 miles through Philadelphia. "It's a long stretch," said Capt. Ray Convery, commander of the Ninth Police District in Center City. "We can't be everywhere. " So city officials are looking for vigilant trail users to help improve safety conditions. At a meeting Thursday on Boathouse Row, City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson sought volunteers to join a new Schuylkill River Trail Watch.
NEWS
February 7, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Police said Friday that they had arrested two teenagers in connection with an armed robbery this week on the Schuylkill River Trail, and are investigating whether they were responsible for other assaults on the popular pathway. The boys, 16 and 17, are facing charges that include aggravated assault, robbery, theft, and related crimes in Wednesday night's attack on a 38-year-old man, police said. The victim told police he was walking north on the trail just before 9 p.m. when four teenagers on bicycles approached him near Paine's Park, pointed handguns at him, and demanded money, his cellphone, and his bag. He handed over the phone, but was beaten and punched when he refused to unlock it, police said.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, STAFF WRITER
A Montgomery County man was drunk, high and unlicensed when he backed his station wagon into a canal, killing two friends, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said today. Robert Bruce Hoffman, 21, of Collegeville, was charged with homicide by vehicle and related offenses for the deaths of Clinton Berger, 29, and Lauren Magargal, 25, according to District Attorney Kevin R. Steele. Hoffman, Berger, Margargal and another passenger were parked in a 2007 Volkswagen Passat between Tow Path Road and the Schuylkill River the night of Oct 4. As Hoffman prepared to leave, he instead backed over the edge of the embankment and into the canal.
NEWS
November 25, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
KAREN MONTGOMERY talks about Shane and begins to weep. She is sitting in a small conference room at the Daily News , and my eyes dart around the place, looking for tissues, napkins, a paper towel - anything - to help her dab the tears. But she beats me to it, pulling a mini-pack of Kleenex from her pocket. Before Shane disappeared in the wee hours of last Thanksgiving, Montgomery didn't need to keep tissues with her at all times. Her life was beautiful. "Now, I cry every day," she says when I ask what life has been like for her family - including husband Kevin Montgomery and surviving son Tom LaCorte - in the 12 months since Shane's name first made headlines.
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