December 19, 1991 |
Environmental officials are cleaning up an underground fuel spill on the grounds of the former Nike missile base in Warrington. An undetermined amount of diesel fuel, once used to heat buildings on the 16-acre site, seeped from three tanks on the property at Bradley and Folly Roads, according to Lawrence Piazza, project engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers. The leakage was discovered last Thursday during excavation on the property, he said. Ground-water monitors have been placed throughout the site and there have been no reports of contamination of nearby private wells, Piazza said.
November 13, 2012 |
Three years after purchasing the command section of a Cold War-era Nike missile base from the U.S. government for $828,000, Woolwich Township owns the site free and clear. Its future, though, remains unclear. Located on Paulsboro Road, just off Route 322 and across from St. Joseph's Cemetery, the overgrown, 33-acre site was part of the nation's air defense until 1974, when the Army abandoned it and other Nike bases protecting Philadelphia. Under the purchase agreement, Woolwich, which hopes to sell the parcel to a developer, would have had to turn over to the federal government any profit in the first three years.
April 11, 1991 |
County officials are preparing to spend more than $19,000 to complete what they call the final transformation of the former Thiokol Chemical Corp. site in Bristol Township into a park and business complex. The work, expected to end by June, includes the removal of five gasoline tanks, 13 electrical transformers and two 55-gallon drums dumped on the site. "This is the end of all known contaminant problems" at Thiokol, said Charles H. Steinbach, county operations director. However, he said the county has hired Carroll Engineering to search for toxic material in case any is left.
May 23, 1995 |
The state last week gave formal approval to a site on Route 30 for a consolidated Chester County welfare office. David Lapan, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Welfare, said that a senior aide would visit the site soon to make sure it is the best available location, but that otherwise state action was complete. Lapan said the department was making the last-minute inspection because most of the details of the move had been negotiated by the Casey administration.
October 24, 1989 |
A group of Eastern High School students asked the Voorhees Township Committee last night to stop the development of the Golf Farm, a well-known miniature and chip-and-putt golf course on Haddonfield-Berlin Road. Armed with green "Save the Golf Farm" fliers, the students presented petitions with 2,100 signatures asking the township to buy the Golf Farm and to conserve the township's dwindling reserve of open space. "We're concerned about the building up of Voorhees," said Jennifer Picciotti, a spokeswoman for the students.
July 14, 2011
Pilot Freight Services Inc. said today it will open a shipping station in Amsterdam, its first company-owned location in Europe. Pilot, of Lima, Delaware County, said the expansion results from a 60 increase in its international business last year compared with 2009. The new transportation center will service customers in Europe and Asia. -Paul Schweizer
September 25, 2000 |
Township officials will begin to advertise for a master planner for the Haverford State Hospital site within the next two weeks, Township Manager Thomas J. Bannar said Friday. Local officials met with state officials in Harrisburg Thursday to review the township's request for proposals to hire a planner - and got their approval the same day. "They really want us to move ahead quickly on this," said Mary March, the First Ward commissioner, who chairs the township hospital site steering committee.
June 8, 2013 |
A Philadelphia judge on Friday ordered the city to preserve the site of Center City's deadly building collapse so experts can examine it for lawsuits by two woman injured by falling rubble at the Salvation Army Thrift store. Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Ceisler also directed that any debris removed from the site be preserved for inspection by engineers hired by the plaintiffs. Some building pieces were removed on Thursday by members of the police Crime Scene Unit. Ceisler said the engineers should be allowed to examine the debris at the site once it is made safe.
May 10, 2002
Don't think of this as a setback, city officials are saying, but it's hard to imagine skateboarders will see it any other way. On Wednesday, the Fairmount Park Commission tabled Mayor Street's idea for a new skatepark site on two acres along the Schuylkill below the Art Museum. This is the same commission, as you may recall, that OKd Mayor's Street's rush redo of Center City's LOVE Park - a project that will add nice greenery but also wipe out LOVE's standing as a skateboarding mecca, albeit an illegal one. So that's why this all sounds like a setback to skaters.
December 18, 1996 |
The largest Fresh Fields Supermarket in this region - and one of the largest Fresh Fields in the United States - will open at 20th and Callowhill streets in Fairmount on Jan. 8. Why there? Partly because there's no other large supermarket in the vicinity, says Joseph Dobrow, director of marketing for the natural-foods division of the store's parent company, Whole Foods Corp. of Boston. The site, he acknowledges happily, is close to upscale apartment buildings on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.