February 18, 1993 |
The township will begin picking up the tab for its commissioners' health, medical and accident insurance. The Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance Monday night authorizing the commissioners to receive the insurance. Recently adopted state legislation enables township commissioners to receive health coverage similar to that given to township employees, said Robert Breslin, acting solicitor. The commissioners also approved two other ordinances: One restricts parking on Second Street at Erickson Avenue and the second makes Fourth Street one-way in a westerly direction between Printz and Wanamaker Avenues between 6 and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.
November 2, 1989 |
Who would have thought it? Blue-collar Tinicum, home to ear-splitting jets, clanking box cars, and small, tidy homes, reborn as a swanky marina center with - believe it or not - a heliport pad in the middle of the Delaware River. Some people laughed when they saw the plan. Others were impressed. Either way, "Vision for year 2000," a study of Tinicum's underused waterfront, definitely caught the attention of residents this week when it was revealed at a public meeting. The plan is a "vision" of how Tinicum might look in the year 2000 if property owners band together to convert the waterfront from an industrial has-been to a dazzling recreational center.
December 1, 1999 |
Ronald John Bowie of Tinicum was found guilty by a Bucks County judge yesterday and sentenced to three to five years in prison for his part in what authorities called one of the largest marijuana distribution rings in Bucks County history. Bucks County Judge Edward G. Biester also imposed a $15,000 fine but allowed Bowie, 54, to remain free on 10 percent of $300,000 bond pending an appeal of his conviction to Pennsylvania Superior Court. Assistant District Attorney Gary Gambardella has asked that Bowie's two-bedroom home and its four acres be forfeited.
May 17, 1992 |
The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum will be a little less hospitable these days, albeit reluctantly so. Its visitors center will close on Tuesdays because of a $4 million cut in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 1992 budget, according to refuge manager Richard Nugent. "This is unheard of," Nugent said. "I thought it was a joke at first. " The refuge began closing its visitors center May 5, and officials don't know how long the weekly closings will continue.
April 19, 1995 |
Township officials are worried about the tax increase contained in the Interboro School District's proposed $5 million bond issue, and they are making plans to fight it tooth and nail. Township Solicitor Robert F. Pappano said yesterday that he would ask the school district solicitor, Tom Kelly, to attend a commissioners' meeting next week to discuss the bond issue, which calls for a 65-mill increase in 1995-96, and increases of 64.95, 47.64, 4.9, and 12.05 mills in successive years.
March 24, 2012 |
One look at those big teeth and that eel-like body, and Gary Stolz knew: A northern snakehead had been caught in a tidal area of the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. The three-pound, 24-inch fish was caught Thursday, on the west side of Route 420. It meant that this odd and ugly invasive species, so bizarre it's been dubbed "frankenfish," was continuing its slow but sure colonization of the region's waterways. Whether it fits seamlessly into the food chain of the region or its voracious appetite for fish, frogs, and even small mammals allows it to take over the aquatic ecosystem is still a matter of conjecture.
January 6, 2003 |
Geese honk overhead and a cold wind whooshes across the pond, lifting Dick Nugent's white hair and froth of a beard. Here, where ripples lap at discarded bottles and Sunoco's huge oil storage tanks squat indifferently just across the water, is where Nugent pauses. He declares the overlook "a cool place" to reflect on the odd history of the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum and now, on the cusp of his retirement after a quarter of a century as its manager, on what brought him in the first place.
June 23, 2000 |
No one spoke against the Interboro School District's $35.26 million budget this week, but homeowners in one of the district's four towns are not likely to be quiet when they see their new tax bills, school officials said. Most residents in Prospect Park, Norwood and Glenolden will probably have to pay as much as $100 more a year in taxes, based on the new millage rate of 22.44 mills, the district's business manager, Philip A. Shalanca, said yesterday. But, he said, residents in Tinicum could see as much as a $600 increase in their bills because of the effect that the Delaware County-wide property revaluation is having there.
December 17, 1997 |
Generations of riverfront residents have known that the water here began where the land left off. Sort of. Though Tinicum Township's boundary extends to the middle of the Delaware River, the township had no zoning jurisdiction over the water along its 5.4-mile shoreline. That was until Monday night, when the township commissioners voted, 4-1, to extend zoning authority 500 feet into the river. The prospect of floating nightclubs and restaurants in Tinicum's waters was the principal motivation.
August 6, 1992 |
For most people, the thundering jets overhead, the relentless roar of I-95 traffic and pollution from an endless stream of 18-wheelers on the industrial highway that cuts through town would be enough to send them packing. But this is Tinicum, and the people in this town see things a little differently. To an outsider, Tinicum is just an industrial town that's much more industrial than town. One sees a small town uneasy with the industry that it hosts. It's 4,440 people swimming against the urban current of neighboring Philadelphia and fighting the changes that the rest of the world usually considers progress.