December 8, 2012 |
The state-owned Port of Wilmington took a step Friday toward a partnership that would see Kinder Morgan Inc., a publicly traded energy company, 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, as the "preferred" bidder to lease the port. In coming weeks, Kinder will meet with the port's existing 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.
November 29, 2012 |
Wagner came back from an eight-point second-half deficit to tie the game in regulation and outscored Princeton, 8-2, in overtime for a 48-42 victory Wednesday night in New York. Jonathon Williams had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Wagner (2-3). Ian Hummer had 11 points for Princeton (2-4). Lafayette 63, Delaware 60 - Dan Trist netted 16 points as the Leopards (2-6) handed the Blue Hens (2-5) their fourth consecutive loss in a nonconference game in Easton, Pa. Univ.
November 24, 2012
WILMINGTON - Burned out after Black Friday? Relax at a parade. The Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade will start at 3 p.m. Saturday at Fifth and Market Streets. It will include marching bands from Salesianum School and the Cab Calloway School of the Arts. Two Mummers Parade troupes, the Woodland and Duffy String Bands, will also take part. - AP
November 17, 2012
WILMINGTON - Delaware prosecutors lost a legal bid Friday to prevent relatives of a soldier accused of kidnapping, raping, and killing a Wilmington woman last year from talking about the case publicly. Superior Court Judge Fred Silverman denied the gag-order request after defense attorneys assured him that they would advise defendant Dwight Smith and members of his family about the risks of speaking to the media. Smith is charged with raping and killing Marsha Lee, 65, who was abducted while walking her dog in December.
October 26, 2012 |
SIG ETTINGER had natural business instincts. When the leather-goods store he started in Wilmington in 1956 needed a boost, Sig drove to Philadelphia and bought a few hundred Eagles tickets. He took them back to Wilmington and sold them. That was how B&B Tickettown got its start, and over the years it morphed into one of the region's largest sports-ticket operations, selling tickets to Eagles, Phillies, Sixers and Flyers games, as well as to concerts and other events. As the ticket business grew, it was moved to another floor in the same building, then to its own building a block away.
September 6, 2012
One of the best reasons to visit Wilmington for dinner these days? A surprise trip to Peru. Juliana's Kitchen, a cozy two-year-old bistro at the edge of Little Italy, is one of the best examples of authentic Peruvian cuisine one can find in this region, thanks to chef-owner Juliana Jimenez, whose husband and partner, Edwin, is the charming maitre d'. We enjoyed all the traditional specialties Jimenez learned from her mother growing up in Chibcha, south...
September 3, 2012 |
Lawmakers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are weighing plans to lift the statute of limitations so people who say they were molested by Catholic priests years ago can sue local bishops and get paid for their pain. Bracing for millions in potential claims, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and other regional church bodies may seek federal bankruptcy protection, like broke businesses or homeowners. So who will pay? And whose problems will this fix? And why care, if you don't go there?
August 7, 2012 |
Under arrest in Delaware is a 57-year-old man accused of shooting up 22 disabled cars on I-95 and I-495 after they were left by their owners. The cars, which had "shattered windows" and were "riddled with bullet holes," were all unoccupied during the attacks, which happened near Wilmington, mostly at night, from early June until this month, according to state police. David F. Saddler, of Wilmington, was arrested at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, after a trooper stopped a red 2009 Hyundai Elantra that was moving slowly on the shoulder of I-495 North.
July 20, 2012
Presented by the Delaware Shakespeare Festival at Rockwood Mansion Park, just south of Shipley Road on the Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, through July 28. Tickets: $15. Information: 302-415-3373 or www.delshakes.org .
July 9, 2012
A 52-year-old Delaware man was charged with his sixth DUI Saturday night, a series of drunken-driving offenses that began in 1994, Delaware state police said. Michael Taggert, of New Castle, was driving his car in Wilmington shortly before midnight when he was stopped by a state trooper for speeding. Inside the car the trooper found marijuana, amphetamine, and Xanax, police said. Taggert's bond was set at $34,000, and he was taken to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington, police said.